Simply put, an unawakened condition reacts completely to the changing tides of fortune by taking everything personally. Things are bad, I must be bad; things are good, I must be great. Of course, neither is true. One of the fundamental aspects of the awakened outlook is that one does not attenuate your view of life, of existence, in relationship to the conditions of life. Good fortune is accepted and experienced with the same aplomb that ill fortune is. It’s understood to be a kind of bubbling chemical brew that is the fruit of your own karma.