“ Joy is the natural choice. You don't need any teaching or advice or scriptures to make this choice ”
You can use this mind either to create wellbeing or misery for yourself. Everyone has this choice.
The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.
Attitude is a choice. What you think you can do, whether positive or negative, confident or scared, will most likely happen.
In the end that was the choice you made, and it doesn't matter how hard it was to make it. It matters that you did.