As complex as man might seem, there are two things that truly define a person — your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything.
A lot could be said about you when you have nothing; your patience to wait for what you desire, the energy you put in to work for your desired goal, and the way you go about what you want. This period of a person’s life when there’s nothing could tell a lot about that person; attitude, choices made, humility and work.
Then, a lot could also be said about you when you have everything. How much have you changed? How humble or proud are you now? What characters do you now exhibit? How do you relate with people? How much appreciation do you show? How much do you work for things?
When a man has nothing, and when he has everything puts him at two different ends of his life, and a lot could be said about him at these two points of his life.
Whenever you are at these two points in your life, always look inward and check the characters you are exhibiting.