I’m so sorry you’re suffering enough right now that suffering seems like life’s purpose. It isn’t, I assure you. It is a condition of living (we’ll all say goodbye to people we love), but that doesn’t mean it’s a purpose. When it’s overwhelming, talk to someone: a friend, a family member, a mentor. Or a therapist (http://bit.ly/BC-counseling). Meet suffering with compassion. Even for yourself.