Operating on imperfect information means there's only one way to know something for certain. Hint: "The further you can look into the past, the farther you can see into the future."
There will always be elements in a society where they'll pull people down rather then lift them up. They despise those among us that strive after what we want and metaphorically break your legs to stop you. So what do you do with such people?
Inserting myself into numerous cultures has taught me a few things about failing forward.
It's unfortunate that sometimes others are less prepared, but before you can be selfless and give, you need to be selfish and know.
While differentiating between regret and hindsight bias requires the use of empathy in looking back retrospectively, preventing regret is forward looking using a concept called premortem.
Regret is easily confused with it's close cousin, hindsight bias. They both have to do with painful recounts of the past, so what is the difference between the two.
It's not that no one cares, its a matter of working through the process of being discovered. I need to be like the North Vietnamese (all politics aside). Because I believe I'm building something special here, I really do. You just got to keep it macro, a marathon in other words.
We grew up in school playing on a level playing field. Like so many things though, school rules don't apply in the real world. It takes more then being the best to get to the top.
When you're always right, the expectation is that you'll continue being right. And that need to be the smart guy (gal) who's always right blinds you.
Hard work is the long hard grind after gaining initial proficiency, not the initial easy gains.