Our entangled grasping at the world is done because we want happiness. But it is done from the illusion of separateness. It is done from a space of fear. That is why it brings us face to face with the very things we fear. This makes struggle and loss unavoidable. Without understanding the sources of suffering, we will continue to grasp at happiness using the weapons of greed, possessiveness and violence. Until we understand the sources of our suffering, we have no chance at lasting joy.