So this is my attempt ya answering the questions such as “why is there suffering” and “why do bad things happen to good people.”
If we withhold the idea that the universe is truly infinite then this means that everything that can happen has to happen. If every single thing and experience doesn’t happen then the universe isn’t infinite. So people suffer because if they didn’t suffer then the universe as we know wouldn’t exist.
I guess this is calming for some people. That some have to be oppressed by others so the world as we know it stays the same. It’s infuriating for others. I guess some people think in excuses too much.
There are different kinds of infinity. There can be an infinity that doesn’t contain “everything” – for example, think of the infinity of rational numbers, 1,2,3,4 etc. on and on. That’s just numbers.
Infinity does not have to encompass suffering.
(Zeno’s paradoxes are a good way of approaching the concept of infinity. In many ways, the human mind and the constructs we create to define reality are inadequate in fully explaining what infinity “is” and “is not.”). The tortoise and Achilles race paradox is one of the most notable concepts Zeno came up with, to show how physical movement in space is logically impossible. That is because, to cover any distance, you have to actually cover an infinity of sub-distances that that that length can be divided into, and that’s impossible: