SUCCESS: Who has it easier…the Immigrant or the American born Ethiopian?


I have heard this question posed before.  I heard someone say that the Ethiopian Immigrant has it easier , or an easier path to success than the American born Ethiopian.  In other words the statement was made to imply that the Ethiopian born Immigrant tends to be more successful than the American Born Ethiopian.  The conversation revolved around the issue of success and what it takes to be successful.  I strongly disagree with that statement, in fact I don’t think one group has it easier than the other.  I think both groups face various challenges along the way to success.

First I want to answer the question of what success is.  Success is when opportunity meets preparation.  This means that you have to always work hard and prepare for the ultimate goal that you want to achieve. That way when the opportunity presents itself you can leap toward it.  Work…

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