Ahhh, come on. Isn't there a part of you, of yours, who wants to find that majestic freedom and luxury in one package you open, one decision you make, one deed you do?
At times, I feel I live a sheltered life. For the first time, I watched (most of it, I was inspired 3/4 the way through and started to write) the 1971 Film, "Willy Wonka & The Chocalate Factory". While I don't eat sweets, what an ethical trip down "what we should be about lane". Charlie Bucket's character bucks the conventional system of born wealth, greed, laziness and sitting around growing fat, by simply doing his best to reach out and change the situation. If a lesson can learned, it's that enormous miracles are arranged by rudimentary actions in daily life.
Not all of us will get that Golden Ticket of opportunity. But everyone of us can make/take it. Sure, it's another nice story of an underdog getting to the proverbial Big Leagues, yet there seems to me a Moral Compass of how doing the right thing is so right, no matter how many wrongs prevail because of said action.
But when you lose hope, desire, motive, and life ... you lose the opportunity to present yourself to this World. I don't care if you or I are shoveling shit behind a donkey, that donkey should know that their feces are in good hands shovels.
Someday I'll study, do the homework, and make a better presentation of the lessons learned by the synapses in my brain. Until then, grab that Golden Ticket. Especially if it is beyond reach. It gives you something to shoot for, even when arrows and bullets aren't exactly hitting bull-eyes.