To imprison ourselves is not hard as most think it is. Living a life of high standards, even when it drains us, is considered by some to be necessary if we want to stay ahead of the game. But all too often, it sets us up for defeat. It's hard to enjoy living life when the life you're living can't be sustained. But complaining isn't an option. Self-pity is the foundation of the weak. Relish in defeat, for defeat will always make you stronger than you ever thought you could be.