In the hope it won't be "tl;dr" I'd recommend the following, if not read yet, and I believe most relevant to a fair portion of your concerns:
That Which is Seen, and That Which is Not Seen
XI. Frugality and Luxury
XII. Having a Right to Work, Having a Right to Profit
"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.
"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius