It is deeply empowering to accept that the world owes you nothing. Stoically assuming the very worst. Face, and accept, anything that could possibly happen. Expect nothing. Then everything that happens will be positive. What sounds like an incredibly negative world view, can result in being permanently either content, or happy. If happiness is the relationship between expectation, and reality. The heart of this idea is that you are on your own. Your strength comes from within. But in weakness, and in vulnerability, there is a world of beauty that opens to those who are prepared to be disappointed. The beauty that comes from owing, and being owed, everything. Content or happy is half the picture.