We consider many of the folks we work with to be “family stewards”. Meaning they primarily seek to use their wealth to care for themselves and their family. Therefore, considering family conversations about money are an excellent way to foster a strong family dynamic.
I suppose one such moral to this story would be to do all you can in working toward some good and worthwhile life goal. Do so with humility and with the expectation of inevitable roadblocks along the way. And, if you are given the chance to help others in the process, make sure to embrace the opportunity.