Why bother?

Anyone who has ever been seriously depressed has confronted a question like this. What does life offer in exchange for all the pain, disappointment, betrayal, and loss? Why endure such suffering?

Every spiritual tradition attempts to provide answers. Some say we suffer because of humanity's sinfulness. Others say we are here to serve fellow beings. Buddhism takes a different tack, and unveils the causes of suffering: craving, aversion, and delusion.

Some of these responses strike me...
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