A modern parable: a little girl comes up to her dad and says that all the other kids she races against have better shoes than she does. The dad asks her if she won the race. She responded with of course I won I’m faster and trained really hard. The dad replies that she doesn’t need the fancy shoes then since she still won the race.
The message to learn from this is that we may not have the best of everything but if we work hard and strive to do our best we can still “win the race.”