There is a theory rife in some metaphysical groups, that the situation on this planet could be a result of a social experiment which went wrong, and in the beginning we volunteered. This is proposed to have been much earlier, even millions of years at a time before Freewill was offered.
Was this then, a scenario in heaven before birth on this troubled planet? Imagine being presented with forms in triplicate, the basis of which stated, “I agree to being a volunteer in this holy venture and agree to lose all memory of this incident. I accept the risks of negative experiences and misfortune in many forms. Repeated rebirths will be necessary but the experience will be rewarding.”
I guess we have all signed up and still wonder about the rewards. Just how we went wrong is a long story.