According to Tommy’s therapist, children need to learn two skills in order to be successful. They must learn delayed gratification and to do things they don’t want to do. Is it really that simple? I just don’t think so. The wealthiest, most powerful people in our country consider themselves above cleaning up after themselves and expect what they want, when they want it. The working poor make do with what they have instead of what they need and do whatever they are told, but they have almost no opportunity to succeed. I wonder if the things you need to succeed are really just money and connections.