With everything that is complex, we learn. If you don't learn, then it's an utter and abject failure. If you do learn, and you're able to apply that to the next situation, then you take away a measure of success.
Resist this war on God, freedom of religion and freedom of speech.
There is a tendency of people to try to make you believe only a few people are smart. As a brain surgeon, I know better than that.
It's very important for people to know themselves and understand what their value system is, because if you don't know what your value system is, then you don't know what risks are worth taking and which ones are worth avoiding.