“Objective conditions are always neutral. It is how you react to them that makes them appear sad or happy.”
Right. Not. I doubt someone who is dying of hunger, because of rising food prices in Africa, feels that objective conditions are neutral. It’s of course true that life is what we make of it, but we start with the ‘objective’ circumstances we live in. Those ‘objective’ circumstances may include running water, electricity, wealthy parents, good education, affordable healthcare – or the lack of any of these. And when running water and adequate food are missing, a person runs out of options. It takes a very special person to be able to live happily in such circumstances.