We all strive for the same thing. We all want happiness. We want to minimize pain and suffering in our lives. Every animal on this planet wants this. Since we all want this why do we let ourselves get distracted by other things that can cause us and other people misery?
Life is a collection of temporary obstacles that we eventually navigate. We get too caught up with some obstacles. We must remain level headed and accept that certain situations and arise and cause us pain but they pass.