There are very few people in your life who will openly tell you things you need to hear, rather than want you want to hear, no matter the consequences. Recognize those people early and always keep them close. They'll keep you going, they'll keep you sane, they'll humble you.
The more you go through in life, the more quiet you become. Life humbles you so deeply as you age. You realize how much nonsens you've wasted your time on.