Feeling threatened by the world, you seek false security from the same world

The following is an excerpt from a samvaad (dialogue) session with Acharya Prashant.

Question: What exactly is the difference between ‘being at the mercy of circumstances’ and ‘being a superconductor’?

Acharya Prashant (AP): Who gave you this phrase — ‘at the mercy of circumstances’? Who gave you this phrase?