Weathering the storms of life is what makes you stronger, it also makes you better. So you just have to learn to ride out the storm, it will pass and you will be left standing while others have fallen.
It seems hard to find people that are not so "vested" in their own positions, that they are willing to consider others. If only, the desire was to always do the "right thing", whether or not it was in "our own individual interests". That is the answer.
Still Beautiful - "Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes don't see as well and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand." - The Velveteen Rabbit