I once watched a very interesting documentary about black young boys born in certain African countries, where they were great playing soccer and then foreign soccer team managers came to recruit them to play in Europe. They would promise magnificent contracts and lots of money, to become a "soccer star", the dream of everyone born in poverty. Well, they would come, of course, and worked for supposedly a fortune for them, which is nothing in an European country, and a year or two later the manager would break the contract for no reason, leaving them high and dry, unable to find another job. Most of them would end up doing drugs, or would become homeless, not too different from any other African immigrant. There was one though, who overcame that phase and after living in quite harsh conditions, would be strong enough to start a new life and help all those deceived boys who would meet his same fate. So, I think this is a great example of how people born in similar circumstances and who had to go through the same unfortunate event, can react differently and BUILD a different life. You can have the same cards, but you can play differently and win. Of course, maybe for someone as you, who is only thinking of becoming rich, won't find the prize in any of these experiences. But I can bet this black boy's life is much more worthy and rewarding than one where you didn't have to make efforts for anything. It all depends on what you call "success". If life gives you lemons, probably you won't make pineapples, but you can leave those lemons to rot, or make the best lemon pie you've ever seen. That's where the challenge is. Life is a challenge. We are not here to live like spoiled children, as seems to be your wish.