Common sense would suggest that our generation should be more enlightened than the previous ones. We have an abundance of knowledge at the tip of our fingers. [...] But there is something very wrong with us still.
I was born to die
Regardless of how smart or correct you believe yourself to be, you will have to reconsider many things you conjectured. At least then you would have chosen your camp by absolute conviction rather than being led and played with by your masters.
Unsurprisingly, the first obstacle in your way to success is yourself. Ironically, that's the only variable you have absolute control over in the equation of success. And that's the variable with the highest coefficient.
Media comes in multiple flavours. As they say, pick your poison. Are they equally poisonous?