STOP AND THINK – [Be] a force of nature instead of . . . complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. (Paraphrased from George Bernard Shaw, 19th & 20th century Irish playwright)
It’s probably just a part of human nature that we are so self-centered. Some people seem to think that “the world owes them a living” or, at least, should contribute to their happiness. How much happier we could be if we’d turn our attention to others, rather than to ourselves. As Shaw suggests, then we could become “a force of nature,” perhaps making others happy.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of others. (Philippians 2:3-4)