"A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it just blooms." --- Everything is you and God thing, and there is nobody else involved. So comparing or competing is just waste of time. Keep focusing on yourself, focusing of loving yourself.
No, people with the worst pasts do end up with creating the best futures! If we use our past as our strength, we can have a beautiful present and future life. It's all about mindset and using your past to create a better future!