Suffering enables us to grow and become more compassionate. It is an inevitable part of life on a planet that cannot be perfect and safe for everyone at all times. Without a degree of chaos nothing would have evolved to the point where we are now. Without catastrophe there would be no evolution. The dinosaurs would still be on the Earth. God,if you will,is immanently powerful,but cannot create a World such as without suffering because then we would not be human such as we are. Of course we should alleviate suffering as much as possible but not to the point of being afraid to take chances. We have
pain receptors in our body which can cause intense suffering when our body is damaged or sick,but without such a mechanism we would not be aware of damage to our bodies and would perish. Evil,the dark shadowy forces,greed and malice define humanity just as much as our instinct for compassion,mercy and benevolence. A mature and examined life should learn to accept what is,in order to change for the better what will be.
Edited by Ged, February 17 2017 - 02:08 PM.
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