We sometimes require the darkness of difficulties and hardships in our lives to move to the next level or another dimension of our lives! Life is beautiful if you stop thinking that every challenge you are facing is because you are disadvantaged.
Do you take the time to realize the positive potentials you have hrough your obstacles, difficulties, or setbacks? For example, a failed relationship can help you discover who you are, what you did well and what you didn't do well, and ways to get better at being best. A job that is difficult and unpleasant can bring out those hidden potentials you never thought you had. Poverty can help you realise how much of an economist you are by managing every single dime well even when you thought you could never work your way around a certain amount of money. A quarrel with your spouse will teach you to be more patient, understanding and loving. And so on.
So you see, nothing is as bad as it seems. All you need to do is to change your perspective and choose to see every obstacle as an opportunity to learn new things and unlearn old and unpleasant habits and way of life. Not to compete with anyone!