They asked the first one, "Why are you behaving like this? You are a drug addict, a drunkard, and you beat your family. What motivates you?"
He said, "My father."
They asked, "What about your father?"
The reply was, "My father was a drug addict, a drunkard and he beat his family. Then what do you expect me to be? That is what I am."
They went to his brother and asked him the same question. "How come you are doing everything right? You are a very successful person. What is your source of motivation?"
And guess what he said?
He too said, "My father. When I was a little boy, I used to see my dad drunk and doing all the wrong things. I made up my mind that… that is 'not' what I wanted to be."
Both were deriving their strength and motivation from the same source, but one was using it positively and the other negatively.