Why are we so unhappy? Because not everything goes our way, because we dread doing things we don’t want to do, but have to and we can’t do many things we don’t want to do-but have to and we can’t do many things we want to do. All this boils down to is the fact that we feel we are a person with desires that conflict with our circumstances and our responsibilities. In other words, our ‘violations’ are not always in line with what is happening or what should be done. An understanding of what we are and what the mind is can free us from this false sense of violation and remove the burden of our responsibilities. Then we can actually be happy without trying.