I didn't mean to imply that we should expect everyone to overcome these hardships and be hugely successful. I just meant that there are some who certainly can overcome their conditions. However, these are absolutely far and few between. Many people would not be able to achieve what they've done without the advantages they received from the start. Be it race, gender, socioeconomic condition, etc, etc. It doesn't make them any less deserving of their merits, but I've always found it's important to be aware of what systemic advantages I've reaped.