Life is a trial. We need to prove that we are worthy of being called humans. That , the thinking and reasoning beings that we are, we don’t give in to our baser ( animal) instinct. The trial is very apparent sometimes and pretty elusive at others. People who are suffering in life are said to be facing a hard trial of life , while people wallowing in comfort of an easy life , seem to be free from any hardship.
The truth of the matter is that in both cases, we are being tested. If we are facing a difficult time, we need to stay positive and optimistic. While if life is easy, the test is to be helpful to others, to make life a little more pleasant for the less fortunate.