If events turned out the way we wanted them to, it would often be a disaster!
"If events turned out the way we wanted them to, it would often be a disaster! We are not clairvoyant enough to see the long-term consequences of our desires. If what we think is good for us were realized, it would lead us to a life of pleasures, laziness and stagnation, and we would quickly decline. Fortunately, cosmic intelligence does not grant human beings the kind of happiness they expect; they would then lose everything, even the taste for life. For true happiness lies within the efforts we make. So do not look for pleasures and sweets anymore, otherwise you will fall sick. It is once you start to like bitterness - quinine - that you are saved. Often it is what you like that makes you sick. So do not cry if sometimes you are deprived of it. It is heaven that deprives you so that you may live a little longer."