You can live under your circumstances or above them. You don’t have to become a prisoner of them. There are circumstances in which you have no control of such as your heredity and others in which you do, such as the decisions you make. You must resist the temptation to think about the limitations your family background or environment creates for you. Regardless of how you were raised or who influenced your life, you can move beyond those limitations by making a conscious decision to be proactive.
People who are proactive, live life prepared and make the most out of a situation. It’s not until you desire more for yourself and take the appropriate action towards advancement, that people and opportunities are revealed to you. You either let your environment influence you or you influence it.