I showed them my list and asked, "Do you think I am shooting the Moon?"
A said, "I don't think so... If you never try, you will never know." And many others thought I had a chance.
So I started building my rockets to the Moon. But one by one, they failed and crashed, and in the end I was left with only one last rocket that for me to work on. The engineering process for this last rocket was also not smooth. Every time I was a step closer to completing it, some other components would die or fall apart. Even a week before the deadline for launching this rocket, I still had no idea whether I would be able to finish assembling it.
To keep my morale up, B kept saying to me, " You know, you are very cool already. You built a rocket by yourself, without any help from us. The last component that you are missing is actually out of your control."
But I did not build the rocket on my own. I learnt many things from others. I had a lot of of support and understanding. There was a lot of talking, listening and drinking, and promises of buddha-jumps-over-the-wall (good food). Many times I had to be away because of the rocket building or frequent virus attacks, people willingly (maybe some unwillingly) take up some of my day jobs to make it easier for me. I didn't expect to receive help but people came forward.
One day, BOSS C asked me to see him, "I know you are considering using your last resort to get the missing component for your rocket. I don't think it's the correct way. Instead, I can lend you XXXXXX, so that it will be less difficult for you."
A year after my rocket has reached the moon, I was talking to B, "Even now when I recall what BOSS C told me that day, I still feel so touched that I always teared up.."
B then replied, "You don't have to, just pay it forward while continuing to move ahead. But remember that when you need help, just turn around, I am sure we will be there to help you."
I shot the moon with you.