Each person is so unique and special that it makes no sense to compare or to enter into a competition with each other. Competition implies that there are limited places. And this is simply not true in life.
What I believe is that life is a test. A test of compatibility to see if we can harmonize ourselves with God.
Life is made of chances to adjust yourself and become compatible with God and His principles. We are free to do whatever we want with the chances we get. But when the line is drawn, we receive the results.