The person seeking there own freedom and happiness is constantly at odds with the world around them. Karma and dependent origination serve as a burden, a constant reminder of entrapment in this unceasing wheel of life. Fear exists at every corner, constant threats are always presenting themselves and our own well being is always in a precarious position.
For the person seeking the freedom and happiness of others, everything in the world around them is an opportunity. Karma and dependent origination reveal a deep connection with the world and all beings. This connection allows for responsiveness- impact and growth. There is a natural freedom and ease, because this thing that is happening, this struggle, this problem, this seeming end- it's not permanent nor lasting.
Yes, karma and dependent origination reveal a wheel that just keeps going.
But so do we.