People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.
~G.B. Shaw, Mrs. Warren's Profession, 1893
Very wise words...repeated by Madea, not as eloquently of course, in Madea Goes to Jail. Touched me a bit - take responsibility for your choices, stop blaming others for your circumstances, stop being a victim, etc. Good stuff.