“Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world,” Joseph Campbell wrote. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.
It is a hard saying, not an easy one. It reflects a great truth passed down for millennia.
In Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, it appears this way:
The acceptance of our suffering as an aid to the growth of awareness, study of great wisdom teachings, and complete surrender to the divine force within each of us — these three things are yoga in practice. [My translation, which others may dispute].