You need only read 1 John 2:15-16 to see why the ways of the world are not recommended for the believer: “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” The ungodliness of the world has nothing good to offer you as a believer. Your model for how to live is Jesus Christ. And your guidebook for how to be blessed, prosperous and successful, is His Word. Embrace it!