“Thursday’s child has far to go.”
Is Thursday’s child born of poverty and disadvantage?
Or is “Thursday’s child” destined for greatness, as in he or she “will go far”?
It would be nice to think that Thursday’s child’s lot in life is the latter – the “will go far” version – but according to Bread For The World:
Nearly one in four children live in households that struggle to put food on the table. That’s 16.7 million children.
Some say the children of Generation-Y, those who are currently in their late teens or early 20s, are facing a new great economic depression, perhaps not one as severe as the 1930′s economic downturn but quite possibly one where the expectation that one’s child “will do better” may not be easily met.
In my experience opportunity tends to be what one makes for one’s self if one comes to life and living prepared to meet life’s challenges.