Sometimes it may happen that you get what you request. While it seems obvious that you’re the winning side, this doesn’t always translate to that.
In fact, long term consequences are far from what you expected. It’s like when we, as humanity, try to take decisions on what’s best for nature. Which species should survive even though they were about to be exincted. We save them only to discover that saving them caused consequences and is about to destroy another part of the world.
We’re not prepared for that because we’re not able to see the consequences but only to perceive the short term benefit. The easy win.
But life is not made of easy wins.
and the battle we lose are always more than we wanted.