Much has been said, written, and expounded upon related to the topic of mankind’s suffering. I, for one, think that to say there is any redeeming aspect of our suffering is total bullshit.
We are not here to suffer! Mankind’s natural state of being is NOT to suffer for the sake of spiritual growth. Rather, our natural state of being is one of love and truth. If this runs against the grain of your belief system (aka “BS”), haven’t you ever taken a moment to ask the question: why would a benevolent creator wish harm and destruction upon its creation?
I think I know why the common thread amongst many religions is that of suffering and redemption. The reason is pure and simple: control.