Please see my youtube talk on - Angels Demons and the Djinn. Ask yourself what world are we living in. Is it one dominated by those that are willing to care for you and help you grow as an individual, or is it a restricting, suffocating, frustrating place where dreams are stifled and ambition is prohibited except for the chosen few.
The truth is anyone can achieve anything, but first they must believe they are able, rather than what they are more often than not taught by others to be, which is incapable.
When researching this particular subject I had many people obstruct me when I sought their opinions.
Also I found many people that were helpful and encouraging, and for that I would like to thank them, a special thanks goes out to a local Priest and Rabbi for their assistance, understanding and openness on this particular subject.
Such a topic as this needs to be discussed as it still has a bearing and influence on peoples lives. The question I really ask people is how do they view themselves. Remember - if people stare in the mirror and they do not like what they see, they often then blame the person that made them look, rather than themselves. By doing this they cannot grow but are bound to repeat their mistakes.
People often look to the past for answers but are then drawn backward rather than what they should be doing, which is to keep on moving forward. Yes, use the past to learn from, but don't get stuck there, as you may one day realise that you spent so much time looking back that you neglected the future that lay in front of you.