D.S. Clark doesn't get it. Probably has never seen true suffering. I am talking about children starving to death, thousands killed by a rival group, torture, etc. Plus there is plenty of suffering that does not involve humans. Animals die in horrible ways experiencing terrible suffering every day without any single human even being aware of it.
Suffering simply exists because it helped our ancestors to survive. I remember the news report about a child who did not have feeling. The story was that when the child fell asleep one night the family dog ate part of his/her hand. Obviously similar children who have normal feeling and experience pain when their dogs bite them at night simply smack them.
i.e., suffering wakes them to so they don't lose their fingers.
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