A very wise man, with many useful outlooks on life (my Grandpa Tom) told me that “if you want to be a winner, hang out with winners”. This statement is so simple and true, that I’ve carried it with me most of my life. When I was younger it helped me define my social ethics and have the confidence to stay out of the wrong crowds. Instead, I saw the people I admired, looked up to, loved… the people who I thought were “winning” at life, and that’s who I hung out with. And to this day it effects my decisions and is something I always enjoy passing on. So, thanks Grandpa for just one of many pearls.