As a child have you ever met anyone who told you something that’s sounds like following?
That’s not the way world works. This idealism is in you because you are not yet grown-up and immature. As you grow up you will become practical and will learn the ways of the world.
I had got advices like this all my life. However none of it has really come true so far. My beliefs and ways of working have remained exactly the same and I have benefited immensely by it.
Now that brings me to the obvious conclusion. Either I haven’t grown up or the people who kept advising me were morons ( just as I suspected ).
I think a lot of people understand the hollow principles (or lack of concrete once) in their life. They try to justify their own life be deceiving themselves that this is “the only way to live”.