However, in this article, there is a lot we dont agree on. While people shouldnt complain and make themselves the victim, it doesnt change the fact that many of us are victims(even if thinking of ourselves as such doesnt help). There are certain things we are not going to be able to surmount. You say Hawking wrote a book with his cheek. Almost all arguments of this type come from an example of a clearly gifted person doing something awesome. Most of us are average at most , if not all, of the things we do. Say that we dont have money. Accepting that you would like to have some more isnt a bad thing. But …
This is a valid critique.
Let me offer you a counter example:
A former boss at the digital marketing company I worked at has an average IQ. He’s just a normal midwestern dude.
He worked as a handy man at a nursing home while doing videos for people on the side…for 15 years, until he turned it into a full-time video production company.
Then, he met a smart partner who knew about web & marketing and then built it to a million dollar company.
No gifted people involved in the process at all.