I am not choosing an easier life;
I am choosing a better quality of problem. -- Robert Fripp
The above quote nails how I've been feeling lately but haven't been quite able to put into words. Life will never be problem-free, but we are free to pick or discard certain problems. Or as Henry Rollins once said, just because someone hands you a turd doesn't mean you have to take it.
Don't give me your problems!