Imagine someone is very upset because of way some (very wealthy and influential) people have treated him and has lost his hope totally. He is really depressed now. A close friend who is well aware about the bad manner they have treated his friend, comes to him and wants to sympathize with him. He says: this is an old rule. Often, more powerful people win the game because they have more influence, more money and higher ranking in public eyes. They usually win the game. But I know you were right.
- This is the way of the world.
Does the sentence above sound natural to you? In our language, this is an emotional saying [direct translation from our language] which is used in similar cases to indicate that the world games not only are not always fair, but also often times the world treats you unfairly.
If it doesn't sound idiomatic, then please let me know how shall I convey this message?