I remember when I had my first daughter in high school at 15 and my pops telling me “Son, I don’t think yu going to make it out of high school.” I graduated . In undergrad I had my second daughter, pops said the same thing “Son, I don’t think you are going to make it out of college.” I graduated . Now on Dec 16th I will be graduating with my Master Degree in MBA and ALSO turning 27. (And no, I didn’t pop out a third child LOL) When my pops told me that statement, I didn’t take it as a negative statement and he wasn’t putting me down. I took it as a positive and made me grind harder! I refuse to be a statistic! I have two daughters depending on me! Thanks pops!