So many people endlessly complain that they lack this, that someone owes them that, that no one loves them or thinks of them, that others are ill intentioned and so on. But why don’t they realize that their egotism and unreasonable demands put off everyone around them? They need to be helped, supported, rescued, this is true, but they must realize that this very selfish pursuit of happiness will get them nowhere.
Those who think only of getting more for themselves, who imagine the whole world should revolve around them, are setting themselves up for a life of disappointment and suffering. In order to be happy, you must become a servant.