"The important thing is to take part." Famous words spoken by Pierre de Fredy, Baron de Coubertin during a speech. However, this quote tends to be frequently misused and serves as kind of a threat to force participation. There are tons of wild-goose chases in this world, you know. If the most important thing is to take part, then surely one could find meaning in not taking part as well. And if everything's worth experiencing, then there's little doubt that the feeling of not experiencing something is, in itself, worth experiencing. In fact, you could even call it a valuable experience to not experience something everyone else does.
"Hard work betrays none, but dreams betray many. Working hard alone doesn't assure you that you'll achieve your dreams. Actually there are more cases where you don't. Even so, working hard and achieving something is some consolation at least."
"Excuses are meaningless. The tougher things get, the more likely people are to come to their own conclusions."
"People who don't work hard don't have the right to be envious of the people with talent. People fail because they don't understand the hard work necessary to be successful."
Saying "I can change myself" is just admitting defeat in order to adapt to this cold cruel world, so that you can be its slave. It's no more than a basis for deceiving yourself and decorating it with pretty words.
"Fake people have an image to maintain. Real people just don't care."