All people are equal in the sense that for success in life, everyone needs the same thing, something that is not lacking. Success consists of dreams, strong enemies, grandiose mistakes, and insurmountable obstacles.
If something doesn't work out, then it's useless for your meaning of life. On the other hand, the benefits can be extracted in very different ways, for example, enemies and dams are needed for training and accumulation of power.
We should be happy with the inevitable obstacles and problems, because they allow us to accumulate strength and focus on the right path, and save us from unnecessary temptations. The true path is joyful. Power is joyous.
Holding back your desires from within, you are like a spring that accumulates energy. If your desires are restrained from the outside, then you are like someone who leans against a wall in the hope of moving it. The more you push, the more the wall resists. Both options have a place to be. In the first case, you can reach critical mass and explode. The second option can be used as a dam.
The more obstacles, the better. If you have love in you, barriers will only make you stronger, and they will stop your enemies who have no love in them. Those who also have love are not your enemies, for love and love are one.
The suppression of pride does not reduce the power of pride, but, on the contrary, like a dam, increases its power a hundredfold. Humble pride is not capable of all that ordinary pride only dreams of and lies about.