Who will hold the emotional standard? I so often observe people who are kind and good intentioned but disappointed and in reaction to the environment and the behavior of others. If we are balanced and then react to others who are not, we lose our balance and become victims of circumstance.
Mastership is about sustaining the actualization of our spiritual nature in the midst of the ups and downs of life. Obviously this is not easy to achieve. How many masters do we see walking around? But regardless, this is the key to personal fulfillment and the direction that life pushes us whether we like it or not.