People who don't get it will read that and feel sorry for themselves. Poor me. No one cares. I'll just stop crying and push on through my miserable life. 

People who DO get it will understand the freedom this simple truth reveals. You are free to pursue whatever it is you wish to do. You have choices. You can go hard after it. You can work to your own goals, reach them, set new goals, and generally enjoy the awesomeness that comes with never "working" again. Your success is not limited by what others think you should be able to do/accomplish/feel/be. Remember, people are generally good and will want you to do well...just not better than they are doing. 

Go get it.