Absolutely: you've just articulated in modern terminology what the Bard said, circa 1599 CE
------- found at http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare
o Julius Caesar Act I, sc. ii
** Cassius: Men at some time are masters of their fates:
** The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
** But in ourselves, that we are underlings.
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