Answer: Currently in our situation we are like “little beasts” who are managed, whereas an Adam (Man) is someone who manages himself by himself through the upper world and from himself creates an essence similar to the Creator. So he is called an Adam (from the word “Domeh” – similar). So you choose how to act, either you remain as a little beast or become an Adam.
In principle, we don’t have much choice because we must advance and develop; suffering doesn’t allow us to stagnate. Therefore, whether we want it or not, suffering will push us and we gain the possibility of changing ourselves, our fate, and our world anyway.
The wisdom of Kabbalah makes it possible to do this without preliminary suffering, like a wise person who sees what he is facing from the start and so he releases himself from suffering by consciously directing himself toward the right decision.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/21/1