I wish I were not so naive. Then I would have known what I learned much later in life through Maugham. This is……………………….
“The world is hard and cruel. We are here none knows why, and we go none knows whither. We must be very humble. We must see the beauty of quietness. We must go through life so inconspicuously that Fate does not notice us. And let us seek the love of simple, ignorant people. Their ignorance is better than all our knowledge. Let us be silent, content in our little corner, meek and gentle like them. That is the wisdom of life.”
― W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence
All wisdom is simply economics at one or the other level for even if the meek inherit the earth they will not get the mining rights. 😦