What's the key to success? Knowing yourself

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A blogger from the Taxpayers' Alliance is fuming over the government's decision to fund convict's drug habits by giving them  £4 million pounds worth of Methadone treatment, the legal equivalent of Heroin.
She's quite right when she writes: "Why should taxpayers fund a criminal's drug habit? I'm not an expert, but I would be willing to guess that drugs contributed to the crimes that many of these people committed in the first place. If prisons are supposed to rehabilitate inmates and reintegrate them into society, they should be striving to do just that, not substituting a heroin addiction with its legal equivalent to sedate their inmates."
Of course, this is why the Tories policy of social responsibility and to tackle the root reasons behind a Broken Britain is spot on. Last week, on the BBCs Question Time, Trisha Goddard, the reality TV chat show presenter was spot on. She said that politicians needed to tackle the root causes of crime and anti-social behaviour. Many of Britain's problems stem from the family (or lack of it), and that is the backbone of what makes a person who they are. Of course, add to the mixture outside influences, including drugs, alcohol, a media society fueled by fake celebrities and the media's obsession for them, and you've got a generation of people who don't really know who or what their role is in life. The top Internet Marketer Yaro Starak has turned 30 today. What has this got to do with this? Well, he makes a great point on his blog about where he came from and where he's going in life. He tells people that he had experienced low points in life, but came through them - because he discovered his own self worth, identity.
He writes: "The problem when your own self worth is low, is that you have great difficulty digging yourself out. You generally attract experiences to enhance your low self esteem because you view the world in  "sad" glasses. Until you can switch the conversation going on inside your head from negative to positive, your experiences in the outside world will reflect this, further enhancing your negative belief structure."
He has a point? And also, add to the cauldron, a UK media who love to build someone up into a star, and then drag them down again, because it makes good news, and sells papers, is what makes a lot of teenage kids stray from the straight and narrow. They think that this is the way of life for them. To be built up, only to be dragged down. In fact, in Britain, we love to either drag people down already on top, or, indeed, mock people who want to achieve success. We love the status quo - even though politicians and authority figures love talking about change.