Why is it that the more you know, the more you understand, the more we suffer sorrow and grief. I think part of it is that the more we understand and objectively look at the world the more we realize that suffering isn’t necessary. So many things cause suffering, but I think the biggest is greed. If more people were able to overcome greed the more suffering would be a thing of the past. Compassion would become a comforting blanket to the hurting.