Let's talk a little about how your brain works. We've spent a lot of time talking about how the world works (or doesn't), and how people work (or don't), and how you were born to be a badass and somehow managed to fuck it up - as people do. It's not your fault. The world did this to you, because it doesn't like you. You'd best watch yourself; it's wanted. It has the death sentence in twelve systems. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.
But hey, it's what we've got, so we need to work with it. And the only real tool we have to do that is our brain. But most people don't really stop to think about how that tool works, so let's do that. This alone will make you smarter and more efficient and, face it, just flat-out better than the average person.