How to be free of this rat race?
Only the losers complain about the rat race. When the same losers become winners, they will never complain, because everybody is a part of the same result-centric, achievement oriented process.
You feel happy when you are on top, and you feel bad when you are down in the dumps. And when you are down then because you don’t want to admit that it hurts, you say no, the game is not good, the game is unfair.