To me, work means learning to listen and listening to learn. No matter where you are in life or who you're with, you never stop learning, and learning takes work. Just like nothing in life is guaranteed, neither is freedom of or from anything. Things don't just mysteriously grow on trees; they need water, sunlight and care to grow. Just like Hannah Montana said, " Nobody's perfect; I gotta work it; Again and again 'Til I get it right." Privilege is given, but success is earned. These all sound like clichés, but every single day is an example of why they need to continue being said. Ask any role model how they got to where they are and you'll see. It pains me that too many people live so self-centered instead of being aware of what surrounds them. You were given beautiful eyes and ears; use them for good.