Hardships and obstacles are the very essence of life. Imagine one could have everything he/she wants, everything! Nothing to strive for — as soon as a wish comes to the mind there it is instantly realized. Nothing less than that would already be a struggle, because diminishing any struggle little by little should arrive to an instant, not to be called a struggle anymore. What a ridiculously boring existence it would be, not a life. Life is a struggle, and struggle is the beauty of life, when you achieve something through hardships. No matter if others have achieved more — your struggle for better is your life, and no other life stuggle is comparable to yours. Only your personal achievements matter, in the sense of what you’ve done with your own work, to call it a true success.