The year 2017 is an “eye-opener.” I hoped the world around me would change if I gave it more time. I gave it another year, and the level of depreciation is staggering. The value of time and effort must become increasingly important. I cannot win with only good works and good behavior; the situation requires a drastic change from the norm. I have decided to do things I would not consider, to stop replicating the same results. To gain, I must give up. To hold on; I must let go.