The place in which you originally find yourself in life (ie area you grow up, family, biological makeup) are beyond your control. However, as soon as you become a rational cognitive being you take responsibility for your "place in life". If you are born with subnormal intelligence, or subnormal athletic ability, and do nothing to try and improve these attributes then you have no one to blame but yourself.
answered Sep 23 '10 at 15:53
Colin MacDonald ♦