A Sinful Or Virtuous Life
A life of satisfying one’s appetites, like material wealth, lust, power is a life suitable to beasts and is a laughable way to live.
A rational life with empathy, virtuosity and courage is the pursuit of eudaimonia in an everyday setting.
Though fate or luck does play a role in our long-term happiness, it by no mean hinders our quest for individual self-realization, with adverse situations and circumstances performing the role of a catalyst, not a hindrance.
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