Change is the only inevitability in life. I embrace this fact, and often go out of my way to mitigate it. It's my opinion that the most valuable lessons in life are learned through new experiences.
I have the uncanny ability to say the things that nobody else will, but it's accompanied by the occasional foot in mouth syndrome. I feel like it's a good thing to be able to talk about anything, particularly that which makes us uncomfortable. Only then can we be shed of our taboos, and start fully accepting all humans as our brothers and sisters.
It's my belief that the skills that allow you to responsibly provide for yourself are much more useful than skills that allow you to make more money. I define success quite differently than most.