Quote by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Gracious Providence, to whom I owe all my powers, why didst thou not withhold some of those blessings I possess, and substitute in their place a feeling of self-confidence and contentment?
The protagonist questions why Providence didn't balance their blessings by bestowing self-confidence and contentment. They acknowledge the abundance of blessings they possess, yet yearn for a different attribute. This quote reflects a human tendency to desire qualities that seem lacking, highlighting the conflict between external achievements and internal well-being. Despite their abundant blessings, the absence of self-confidence and contentment leads the protagonist to question the fairness of their bestowed gifts.
I basically left Texas with no money. I was making $3.50 working in some mall, so I didn't have a lot of cash. I took $1,000 and headed to California. Along the way I stopped in Vegas because I had always wanted to see Caesar's Palace. So I stopped there and won $2,500 on a slot machine! It was amazing.