My dear,

Most people walking the earth don’t want to hear about how the sky’s the limit. Oh, they’ll stand there and nod their head as you tell them that as long as they work extremely hard they can do anything, but they won’t really listen.

Nope, most won’t listen. What you’re saying to them sounds like work, like unsafe work, like risky work. And they can’t have none of that, after-all they each walk around with a mental list filled with a billion excuses as to exactly why they can’t take a risk.

People want to forget the impossible. It makes their world safer.

Falsely yours,
Neil Richard Gaiman