There is no level playing field in life, despite the popularity of schools, companies, and services exclaiming, “Hey, we create a level playing field!”
Please. Who are you kidding?
You can’t go through life as if you are playing a board game by the rules. Making sure that everyone is playing fair, and that no one has an unfair advantage over anyone else. Life doesn’t work that way.
There are so many variables that influence your success in life. Variables in who you are. Variables in your culture and environment. Variables in the workplace. Variables in your boss. Variables in the work you do. And an infinite combination of variables in the people around you and the way you interact with each other.
It is impossible to create an absolutely level playing field for everyone. On top of it all, you are doing yourself a disservice if you don’t leverage every single advantage that you have. The world is challenging enough without you hobbling yourself out of some naive sense of fair play.