50 Shades of Suffering
In college I took an entire class on the intellectual problem of evil. How is it that most monotheistic religions have an all-powerful God and yet there is evil. We read scripture, The Book of Job, The Brothers Karamazov, descriptions of 20th century genocide — the world is not at a loss for examples of evil.
Among the books was one simply called Suffering and it gave some sort of meaning to suffering — it wasn’t simple a waste of energy or a punishment, it could be redeeming.
It has been decades since I read the book. But riding a bike has a way to bring the mind around to the topic again. And then I found these guys did a short video on how to get better at suffering. Think on that for a moment. You are going to go out and punish yourself and do things that are avoidable and extremely uncomfortable. This is a how-to video.