Professor Rhoda Reddock said” What we know…is that all people have similar potential. What they actually do or achieve is due to cultural, historical, environmental, social and other factors”.
Even if your culture says u can’t your environment may say yes you can. So don’t give up. It may be weird to be the only one going in the direction of success but don’t worry. Soon enough, the same persons who used culture, history and ur socialization as a speed bump on the road to success will eventually come your way; if only to ask for help.