A collection of anecdotes and maxims is the greatest of treasures for the man of the world, for he knows how to intersperse conversation with the former in fit places, and to recollect the latter on proper occasions
Your ancestry say nothing about your spirit or will, this factor only outlines your family history. Whether you come from previous kings or former slaves you are the one who decides whether you succeed or fail in this world. Just because you come from wealth or those who were successful this does not mean that you are guaranteed either, and you must rise or fall on your own merits and not the talents of those in the past or your family name. Some people rely on their family reputation and name to open doors or receive perks that they have not earned, while others hide who they come from in order to succeed or fall flat without any intervention or assistance. Being proud of your lineage is fine as long a you do not believe that you are somehow responsible for the talents or accomplishments of your ancestors, or that you deserve certain things because of who your parents and past relatives were.