Have you ever thought of why you've been born in a particular country, particular family, particular envirment, etc.? Surely if we look at others who are in poverty, slavery, or who are unfit we should feel a sense of being privelaged, but yet many of us ask only why we did'nt come in a better place and to richer families.
We are who we are, but the way we look at our being makes difference only just to ourselves. Both ways we will have sensations, one of gratefullness, the other of dissapointment. All sensations that create our moral are like medecine, they either help us live a better life, or else give bad side effects.
The best quote I've heard about "hell on earth" comes from an atheist, he's a friend of mine, with whom I like to have long discussions about our totally different beliefs. I believe in God, although I cannot say that I belong to any particular religion.
My friend the atheist says : "The happiest people I know are the older religious fanatics. It's because they believe (or think) that there really is Heaven and hell, they live in hope, and they look forward to go to Heaven".
My message to this thread is very similar, not that I want to convince or brainwash anyone about Heaven, but, it's clear to me that if we just live for this life, just wishing of a better life, then anything negative or that goes wrong will ruin the whole picture and lowers our moral. I just wish I could learn to have the right words to influence suicidal people.
You do not have to think about going to Heaven, just help yourself to realise that we have a purpose in this life, and there is a continuation after "death". If it's re-incarnation or Heaven does'nt really matter, just believe we do not end when we die. With this attitude then, anything that goes wrong in this life, no matter how bad, will never feel like it's the end of this world.
You could have a better life after this, believe it and work for it in good and bad times during this life.
“Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb, we are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.” ― David Mitchell