I have a belief that everyone suffers and experiences joy in the same ratio. The Universe balances everything.
Those who suffer intensely also experience the greatest joys in life. It’s all relative. You might think a person with nothing living in the desert is less happy than a rich city-dweller who inherited a fortune. As much as the wealthy wish that were the case, it is not true. The rich may be even less happy than the poor.
While the poor may not be satisfied with the amount of money they have, they experience their joys in other areas. The sweet quenching feeling of watermelon in the mouth on a breezy summer day may be lost to a wealthy person, who cannot feel joy unless it costs money.
It all balances out.
You have a hardship. You enjoy the fruits of your labor in return.
You binge on delicious food. You suffer the consequences later.
You can’t cheat the scale of the Universe.
But you can choose how you take your hardships. You can decide to have a tough workout. You can opt to abstain from excesses. You can take your suffering now rather than later. And when you do, you can choose how you take it rather than let the Universe decide for you.