Quote from Edward C. Randall's 1917 book "The Dead Have Never Died": ... every man occupies just that position in society which he is qualified to occupy . That must be so, or the law of cause and effect would be a failure I found this quote thought provoking ... If we karmically pay for whatever we think, desire, do, it means that sometimes we have to have unhappy, difficult lives. Then, trying to better someone else's life, to even out people's conditions and opportunities ... Can it be accomplished? Is it a desirable endeavour? Do we try to interfere in something we don't understand, and in a way that is counterproductive to both the helper and the helpee? How does "love everybody" figure into this? Just love them, but let them carry their burdens?