"If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be content to take their own and depart."
The inspirational message for the self employed from this quote is:
Everyone has different trials and misfortunes in their lives. Even with our own personal strengths we could never really share equal proportions of misery because, as is inherent in our species, we vary from individual to individual. However, when compared with other people’s misfortune, most people would rather choose to keep their own. It is far easier, after all, to simply take the misfortunes which we are already familiar with and know how to deal with, than to take on someone else’s. Most individuals would not be so inclined to take another person’s problems upon themselves.