Michael Caine


Dear Michael

I know your life is rough and you are a nobody from nowhere who knows nobody and knows nothing.

Life is going to be very difficult.

The thing to do is to find something you really want to do with your life, never mind about fame or fortune.

Do something that you want to do above everything else, no matter what happens to you whilst you are doing it.

Do not seek fame or fortune, just concentrate on being the best that you can be at what you have chosen to do.

Hard work, luck and if you believe in him, God, will take care of the rest, or if you are lucky, success will take care of you. You may not become rich, you may not become famous, but at least you will become happy.

Good luck

Michael Caine

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