The truth is, we often let the things that matter the most to us die, not because of anything we do, but because we don't do this one thing that is critical to all life.
The poem Invictus teaches us that we can't control the cards life deals us, but we can control what we do with those cards. We are the masters of our fate, we are the captains of our soul.
Misery in life is the result of living without direction. For a life of happiness, fulfillment, purpose, and meaning, you need a strong moral compass.