Out of mysterious spacious nebulae we emerge in time, a seed in the soil of matter, nudged along through geological time by animating intelligence beyond comprehension leading to a semi-conscious species able to ‘take over’ the progress from misery to joy.
Stingy and miserable is an option for anybody, as is generous and joyous. One can emphasize the individual exclusivity of ‘me.’ Or, one can emphasize the collective inclusivity of ‘we.’ It just depends on which destination (destiny) you choose and to then navigate your mind and body, your feet, and heart, in that direction.
“We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.”