If you win a race in a totally different vehicle than your opponent, does it still mean you’re a better driver? Nope. It’s the same thing when you’re competing with other people in life. You can’t really know what’s under their hood – either in terms of life experience or DNA. It doesn’t really matter if you’re better at something than someone else. The only thing that matters is if you’re improving upon your former self.
Then you’re making real progress!