prevent one from ever obtaining satisfaction from an “I told you so.”
People don’t like to hear (or see) “I told you so’s” and so, even if you are right, or if history or circumstance comes eventually to your aid, to buttress what was, once upon a time, your position, you are unable to draw from that small victory any satisfaction.
In fact, to try to do so is to isolate yourself socially, to endure still further dissatisfaction.
Basically, unless you are like everyone else and you agree with everyone else, right or wrong, you are fucked. That’s the way it is.