Does suffering have a purpose?

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  • Does suffering have a purpose?
    • Some suffering is necessary to keep us alive and well.
      • Pain tells us that something is wrong.
        • Then we can do something about it
      • Pain makes us stop doing things that would get us hurt
    • Suffering can make us appreciate things that we take for granted
    • It can make us a better or stronger person if we show courage and determination to get through difficult times.
    • Some people suffer to achieve a goal
    • Some religious believers argue that suffering is a test of someones faith
    • Some religious believers believe that suffering is punishment for sin and that it can teach us a lesson
    • Suffering is part of God's mysterious plan

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