So you have to play the game?
The funny question being how intelligently the relatively contradictory game is played.
Why do people have to be wallflowers?
Clare Francis. Mean-minded : myth buster.
Contemporary painting is alpha jackal because there is no end to the greed of fame.
Scientific misconduct is certainly not an anomaly : We do need a better protection for whistleblowers. A step in the right direction, whistles may harm hearing. Fear, uncertainty and doubt, but an honest witness saves lives.
That has created a huge moral hazard and nothing is being done to control that.
"Investigations often fail to diagnose the environment that has allowed misconduct to flourish."
Nature, 2008, 453969d.html
Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.