Those that seen have discipline, true discipline, and those who have only seen comfort, ease, and minor successes, cannot comprehend the same perspective. But one that has been both at the top, and at the bottom for long enough times, understands what it is that makes it so easy, or so hard, for us to be alive, do better, chase money, and do what’s needed.
You may have felt it. I have, it’s a gut wrenching feeling. It’s less subtle than dread, but more persistent than determination.