The power to exert either pleasure or pain to yourself would challenge your postulation.
You could sit down and rub your temples for pleasure or hit yourself in the knee for pain whenever and wherever you want. If you believe things will 'balance out', then it would be up to the universe to bring you the balance to your own actions. Under that logic, if you wanted the universe to bring you something really pleasurable, then you could do something really painful to yourself and it would come.
Also, your interpretation of what is pleasurable and what is painful is different from someone elses, and may even be different from an earlier you, and a future you. The election of a politician to you may have been pleasurable, but to another painful. As your understanding of 'what is real to you' changes, that same election result now could be painful for you - but maybe pleasurable to another.
Pleasure and pain is depedent upon what you have defined as pleasurable or painful to you, and you have the power to change those definitions, if you so choose.