“ Everybody believes their job is stressful. You ask the top executive, he is stressful; you ask the office hand, he is also stressful. No job is stressful. If you have no control over your own inner system, you will be stressful whether you do something or you don't do anything. ”
Source: Book: Inner Management; Page: 8 (Sentence rearranged)
If somebody else can decide whether you are happy or unhappy, is this not slavery? If somebody can decide whether you will be a pleasant human being or an unpleasant human being, is this not slavery?
Misery is caused by you because you are unconscious of what you are doing, because your body and mind are not in your control, that is why you are causing misery.
Everybody in the world is seeking happiness- and there is one sure way to find it. That is by controlling your thoughts. Happiness doesn't depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.
My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.
You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.