Laws of the universe operate to:
Bind the stubborn will; - "I know what I am doing!"
Wound the callous breast; - "Need around me - what need?"
Make self-righteousness be still; - "I am fine. It is the rest of the world that is messed up."
Break earth’s stupid rest. - "All is well. Life is good."
Nobody gets away with any of these. Why? Because the laws of the universe are laws of Love, and these are enslaving, self-destructive.
"Well, it seems to me many people get away with these and do not suffer." Perhaps you are a bit stubborn yourself, have a hardened heart, self-righteous, and spiritually fast asleep, and have not yet experienced the operation of these laws. When it comes, you will know what we are talking about! - and be, eventually, very glad!
(drawn from poem "Feed My Sheep" by Mary Baker Eddy)