Actually, Doctor Hawking was my example.
Encouragement is not a luxury. It is something you get or don't get. You either pick yourself up or move on. Dr. Hawking - sinc ehe was your example - was told all along that he would not be successful. Guess he was not getting that 'luxury." Everyone is capable of that internal "luxury" it is a matter of whether you choose to do it or not. Hence it is a personal choice. You can either let yourself be beat down, or push yourself to succeed. Your choice.
Once again, I actually stated that "all men are created equal", after all, let's give credit where credit is do. And I stand by that statement. Of course, what happens to you after you are created is what determines how you succeed in life. One can choose to work hard and lift themselves up or they can blame someone else and take the low road. Granted, not all people have the same mental or physical abilities. But everyone can use their god given abilities to be the best that they can be.
And no one here, except you, implied that everyone had the same starting point. Once again, you choose to NOT point out in the story where that was mentioned. No one will have the same starting point, but what you choose to do with life, life's hardships, the difficulties and joys in life is an individual choice. Do you choose to stay on welfare, or do you choose to go to college? Do you choose to wallow in self pity, or do you choose to get out of the situation you are in? It is a personal choice.
I am reminded here of an excellent saying - Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach the man to fish and feed him for life.
Unlike you, instead of continuing to beat a person down and tell them they cannot do it alone, I would rather push a person forward, help them up, and might even perhaps show them a way to do it. Think about it.