In the adventure of life there are no "brownie points" earned for suffering, sacrifice, or tears. Nor for anguish, altruism, or selflessness. In fact, you don't even get any for generosity, gratitude, or compassion.
In time and space there are no "brownie points," period.
Might as well just do what makes you happy,
“©Mike Dooley, www.tut.com"