Everything you said here is true people have to learn by them selves but how can a newbie walk the tight rope that hacking is without knowing how to put the first foot without falling to the floor... well at least you had a net at the bottom... that was a good lesson I hope many learned from it.
"Survival of the fittest doesn't only apply to the ones with the strongest bodies it also applies to the ones with the strongest minds. This being because of the simple reason that bodies grow weaker and minds grow stronger as time passes by".