The power of your goals should never be diminished by other people's standards.
For Tatiana Kashirina and Ilya Ilyin, age, ethnicity, and nationality have no bearing on what they can accomplish.
You can save yourself years of pain by accepting that the rules of biology apply to you, and that education is your best friend.
The key to keeping our sanity and loving the lives we lead depends on the comparisons we allow ourselves to make.