You need a commitment, A rigorous discipline and The fear of annihilating defeat In order to succeed. Remember, both body and mind Have to be disciplined, Made to conform to a schedule, Forced to live up to an expectation. Growing up in an unequal society In a third world country You soon realize the privations Illiteracy and poverty can create. You are taught both at home And at school to push yourself Very hard, lest you be beaten down By the smart brains or the smart alecks.
Then you come to the first world And find that middle class kids Just trudge along at the university Without any ambition to succeed. They don't bother to find out If they're getting a bad deal or Others are doing better than them, They lack the ambition to self-improve. They are satisfied with part-time work, Spend their time eating and sleeping, They reject the social system Just to be with friends. It all depends where you are, What kind of future you envisage; Then you can decide whether To worship Sarasvati or Aergia!