You chose the opportunity to experience contrast in time and space on our dear planet Earth. Duality is necessary for our physical existence. It is a place to experience levels of contrast to engender pain and suffering, maybe not directly to self but by experiencing it through others.
We all come into this life with a journey or a mission. This mission is one that is carved out by our soul before we enter our body. Our souls decide what life experiences they wish to have and what lessons they wish to learn.
Unless it is eternal it is not the Truth But a passing thought, Unless it’s beautiful it is not the Truth But an emotion formed in fear and ignorance, Unless it lives, inspires and gives life It is not the Truth but a falsehood and a dream,
There is an ancient Zen parable that tells of a young monk-in-training who searches the world for a true master and a peaceful place. Yet, he finds only angry, unhappy people everywhere he goes.