The world works in a certain way. There are laws which govern the movement of the stars. The economy works a certain way. Money works in certain way. We can greatly increase our odds of success if we embraced how the world works.
Many times we project our own expectations of how things should be. This causes unnecessary strife on our part. We can learn how the world operates through deep study in any field. We can develop an independent view of the world. With this enlightened view we can make some choices. And if we continuosly study and make better choices our lives will gradually improve.