In friendships I had been most fortunateYet never saw I one whom I would callMore willingly my friend
I only seem negative to the fortunate. That's because I show the less fortunate that they aren't less fortunate after all.
Luck is not as random as you think. Before that lottery ticket won the jackpot, someone had to buy it.
Keep all your promises, don't take what doesn't belong to you, and always look after those less fortunate than yourself, and you'll do well in the world.
Listening to Leonard, Madeleine felt impoverished by her happy childhood. She never wondered why she acted the way she did, or what effect her parents had had on her personality. Being fortunate had dulled her powers of observation.