reply to post by Druscilla
Through pain and suffering we reach enlightenment.
If your life consists of mountains of wealth, loving parents, great private school education and other materialistic things then you learn very little
about the value of life.
However, if you live in slums or a ghetto, with parents who are less than loving. Having to work hard for things and working your butt off to achieve
your goals, you will learn a great deal about the value of life, about social dynamics and how to overcome hardship and suffering caused by those you
So yes, a lot of people may have chosen such seemingly torturous and terrible lives in order to aid their soul in learning and to achieve deeper
compassion so as to reach enlightenment.
Everything in your life is your choice, even if things seem out of control, have faith that you have this challenge in order to aid in your personal
growth and the evolution of the world.