Most of us want more joy and less suffering but sometimes we forget to ask what joy and suffering are really for.
Suffering and its causes tells you what to protect others from.
Joy and its causes tells you what to provide for others.
The purpose of joy and suffering are to help you understand the world’s joy and suffering.
When you try to extinguish that which brings you suffering, try to extinguish it for others, too.
When you try to increase that which brings you joy, try to increase it for others, too.
That is the purpose of our joy and our suffering.