Heavy is the head that wears the crown. Everybody wants to be King but are not willing to make the sacrifices and hard decisions it takes to be King. Some Kings are born into their royalty. Some Kings take their royalty but most Kings earn their royalty. The ones that earn their royalty are the ones,
I am the King of my destiny. I decide how my life is going to run by the decisions that I make. Sometimes the decisions are not easy pills to swallow, but if I want to be King, I'll just get a big glass of water.
Being King has nothing to do with power, it has everything to do with leadership. You don't have to be of royalty to be a King. You are the King of your Castle. You rule over your family but you can't call yourself a King, and expect to be treated like a King, if you don't act like a King. That means treating your wife like a Queen and your children like Princes and Princesses. Therefore, creating your Kingdom and future Kings and Queens.
For those that don't know, this is how you act like a King. You treat your Queen as you would treat yourself. She is just an extension of you. You teach your Princes and Princesses to treat all people with respect, no matter if they are royalty or not. You make decisions based on truth and justice and not monetary gain or emotional retribution. You stand as a beacon for those with less than you, and as a role model. A King provides for his family and his Kingdom even if he has to sacrifice time away from enjoying his Kingdom.
Final note - If you want to be King, put the work in and then you can wear the Crown.
Ghetto Bastard: A Memoir (Volume 1) and Ghetto Bastard 2 (Volume 2) by Russell Vann.