I came across this article about people who overcame the odds to become famous:
It seems like the current fashion is only to talk about how the system is rigged against us and how there is no hope for rising from the bottom to the top. We used to talk about rags to riches stories, and idealize the great men and women in history who beat impossible odds. Now everyone is a “victim”. Hopefully this article will bring back some inspiration to those who read it be recounting seven stories of men who faced serious adversity. And won.