I can understand your frustration but it is inescapable evil. You need to accept this bitter fact of life. At the same time you should also remember that buttering is not the only way to succeed in life. You can shine out with your abilities, sooner or later. So stop brooding on this. Work hard, sincerely and efficiently. Your work will speak for you. Not all successful people are expert in buttering. Most of them are sincere, efficient and hard working.