Are we destined to be happy? Do the stars decide our quality of life?
Oedipus Rex never even had a chance. He was a good guy caught in a bad web, a web spun by the gods and by fate. No matter how hard he tried to avoid it, his destiny was to kill his father, marry his mother, and live in misery for the rest of his days. Happiness was never an option for Oedipus, and the pursuit of it was always in vain.
It is a scary thought to think of happiness as predetermined.