Did it ever occur to you that perhaps they are not "whiners" as much as you are an extraordinary individual whereas they are basically just ordinary? And if you are an extraordinary individual, is it fair for you to judge other people using your example as criteria?
Does the fact that an extraordinary person can do it necessarily mean that an ordinary person can do it?
men are created equal. find your niche and work hard.
congrats smack over. i started working my arse of at 12 too.