If I marry a queen and become king of a great kingdom, but only with the help of a scheming fairy godmother who has something she can hold over me or blackmail me with, I will, upon ascention to the throne, immediately have the royal assassins put her to death. Or, I will cast her into my deepest, darkest dungeon.
And there will be royal assassins, oh yes.
The secret to happiness, in two steps:
Step 1: Decide what kind of person you want to be, and what kind of life you want to live.
Step 2: Every time you make a choice or embark on a course of action, ask yourself: "Does this take me closer to the person I want to be?"
Random wisdom from The Book of Leadership and Strategy (a translation from a Chinese Taoist book Huainanzi), which happend to be sitting on the couch at a friend's house:
There is no harm greater than killing innocent people and supporting unjust rulers. There is no calamity worse than exhausting the world's resources to provide for the desires of an individual.