Afflictions and disease are sometimes necessary tools or vehicles to bring our attitudes to the point at which we can learn. Sometimes we have to suffer long enough, make us desperate enough, that we will accept and live the truth. I have suffered much tooth decay, because I could not get myself to accept the need for flossing regularly. I have suffered illness and discomfort of body until I learned to eat better or drink more, or many other things that I seem unable or unwilling to accept or adhere to until I had suffered a long time. Many of these are reoccurring, because I forget. Many of the things we don’t like here on earth are necessary for us to get our attitudes to the place they need to be.