According to the Buddhist tradition, there are 3 types of people.
The 3 types are like lotus seeds.
The lotus is a flower that comes out of the mud, going up to the light.
It is the rose of the east, it represents the eastern belief in illumination...
There are the seeds that have no chance of growing out of the mud.
Do not waste your time with them, they will never amount to anything.
There are the seeds that have a chance to go up and bloom into the flower they are.
Give them a little bit of your time, they have a chance.
And then there are the seeds that will come out of the mud.
Give those seeds all the time you can give.
For they are the ones that will bloom into a lotus, they shall rise into the light.