There's a lot of ways to get ahead. You can be born into it. You can be adopted into it. You can genuinely work hard. You can trample over people. Or you can luck your way into it. Do you believe getting ahead centers around the luck of the draw or just working hard? I believe in luck. In my senior year of college I was already a intern at a big time production company that seemed like another family to me. My sociology teacher was telling us about how rare it is to truly get ahead in this world. One thing he seemed to drill into my head essentially was that I am where I am due to luck. I returned that summer with a script based on a hit property and the VP said if he didn't have a similar project in the works, he would have bought it. Ever since then they've started giving me more and more responsibilities. And they kept asking me what I'm working on, rather than me having to bring it up to them. Now, more recently I've found out one of my mentors is the child of a major film studio president. I'm only 24. I have executives and a vice president interested in me. My first professional script, a VP wanted to buy. And now I have a mentor, many would do anything to have. And I got it through sheer luck. Sure, I worked hard. But, I've worked no harder than many. It's the connections that secured the safety net for me. Due to sociology class it makes me feel guilty at times. Like I got everything based more on luck - everything. Orphan adopted into a rich family from poverty, then adopted into the right film family, and all I did was watch. Due to this, I'm already planning on giving away most of my money to charities and orphanages because I don't think it would be right of me not to give something back. In short - I believe in luck. Hard work may have gotten me to a point - but, if it wasn't for luck. I wouldn't be with the connections people strive for. I wouldn't be secure. Relatively speaking, I'm still just a kid. And somehow the second I graduated practically, I was slung-shot ahead. So, which do you believe gets someone further? The luck of the draw or hard work?