Reign in your thirsts, and you will find yourself in less difficulty and living more at peace with the universe. The truly great don’t have the ego or ambition to become “leaders of change”. A couple of years ago, they found 40 Billion additional galaxies in a year through the Hubble Telescope. Even in the Milky Way galaxy, our own, there are likely endless worlds, and inside the worlds, endless sentient souls who are experiences the ups and downs of the winds of fate. Knowing how truly insignificant your problems really are can put things in perspective.
So stop your mind from cycling after gaining. Say to yourself that you are all of this. Even your deepest sorrows are part of the dance which will teach you compassion in the end. Welcome into your house each and every guest of sorrow and invite them in. All were sent to you to learn something from the great beyond.
An interesting story I read about a man who reacted with equanimity (non fiction or fiction I am not sure). There was a man who told his wife he was going to the casino and promised only to bring $50.00. Using a martingale strategy, he went to the roulette wheel and other games and ran up his winnings to $57,000.00. But as luck would have it, as it always does, the wrong number came up for him and he lost the $57,000.00. Upon returning home, his wife asked him, “How did you do?” With just a shrug, he answered, “I lost the $50.00”.
That is a classic example of how one should react to changing fortunes. A lesser man, even if the story was a fiction, would have been distraught over the loss of the $57,000.00 and felt terrible. He was clinging to his immediate past and thus his suffering was so acute as compared to the man in this example.