Your wisdom and advice will comfort another person. Reassure them and guide them gently.
It's not just your circumstances that shape your life, it's your decisions and reactions to those circumstances. Remember, your postcode is not your destiny. Many people have overcome their circumstances through positive choices and sensible reactions. Your choices are powerful; you don't have to be a slave to your current situation or circumstance.
If you're timid in your workplace, such as being too shy to ask questions for fear of being embarrassed, you are disadvantaging yourself.