Theories and prior wisdom from others is great, but in order to ride a bike as a manner of speaking, it involves you doing your own peddling.
Having that skill or achievement you want, whether food on the table or learning something new, now its a matter of how do you go about achieving it. What tools are needed? And as it will take time to get there, which type of patience is needed? How do I compensate for what I need but don't got?
Take the career advice if never applying for just one job and direct it towards any interaction. Spread out your social currency so you can create options.
So often we get caught up in how we do things that we forget there are so many avenues to get to where we want to go.
Weights are heavy, therefore it takes time for you to build the muscles needed to carry bigger ones. Based on that logic, the responsibilities you carry when you are young are pebbles compared to later versions of yourself because you're not ready.
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?
It's unfortunate that sometimes others are less prepared, but before you can be selfless and give, you need to be selfish and know.
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.
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.