"Misfortune has its uses; for as our bodily frame would burst asunder if the pressure of the atmosphere was removed, so, if the lives of men were relieved of all need, hardship and adversity; if everything they took in hand were successful, they would be so swollen with arrogance that, though they might not burst, they would present the spectacle of unbridled folly--nay, they would go mad.
And I may say, further, that a certain amount of care or pain or trouble is necessary for every man at all times.
A ship without ballast is unstable and will not go straight.
Certain it is that work, worry, labor and _trouble, form the lot of almost all men their whole life long.
But if all wishes were fulfilled as soon as they arose, how would men occupy their lives? what would they do with their time? If the world were a paradise of luxury and ease, a land flowing with milk and honey, where every Jack obtained his Jill at once and without any difficulty, men would either die of boredom or hang themselves; or there would be wars, massacres, and murders; so that in the end mankind would inflict more suffering on itself than it has now to accept at the hands of Nature." ~Arthur Schopenhauer~
Do you agree that all Marine mammal parks are cruel; Orcas, Porpoises and Dolphins do not belong in captivity, but in the wild?