A Monkey in Bureaucrat's Clothing
Tom Baugh, author of Starving the Monkeys: Fight Back Smarter, has a bit of wisdom for you:
To thrive in any system, you must first recognize the reality of that system, and then act accordingly in order to manipulate its energy to your own purpose. As I have said before, we too often project our own individual decency and honesty onto the current system, and then delude ourselves into thinking that the actors within it are merely misguided, so thwarting its noble purpose. To thrive in this system and not be perpetually frustrated, or worse, you must accept the premise that our system is not fundamentally noble, but was specifically designed to feed a class of certain very wealthy people. Refuse to accept this fact, and I can't help you.
It's long and if you're short on attention, you won't be able to get through it, which is probably OK. If you can't get through one article, there's no way in hell you're going to figure out what lies ahead and your place in the big scheme of things.
Read it in its entirety. Now.
h/t Western Rifle Shooters Association, who never disappoints.