I, for one, don't agree with most of the posts here.
Some random thoughts:
I choose everyday to be happy and I succeed most of the time.
Moments of sorrow and sadness are scarce in my life.
However, I feel compassion for my fellow humans suffering and going through sorrow and pain.
One doesn't need to suffer to be compassionate.
I overcame social condition to achieve better human condition.
My personal quest and thirst of absolute drive my life and suffer no compromise. At least in my inner core..
But it's only me..