Answer: A person living in the modern world is in despair because he doesn’t feel any meaning in his life, he doesn’t see a goal, and he doesn’t even see the reason why he has to suffer in this world.
On the other hand, a person is so developed that he understands everything that happens and everything that might happen, and thus eventually decides to put an end to it. What’s the point in living and suffering if it is possible not to exist and not to suffer? This certainly makes sense.
Of course, no one says that this is the right decision, but it certainly makes sense. So if a person discovers that he can reach a perfect life in this world, in our world, knowing and understanding what he lives for and how everything works and that there is a perfect and eternal goal ahead of him that he can attain, it will be possible to change the negative statistics significantly. This is the way out of the impasse.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 11/24/19