Firstly, hello! I'm new here! I don't consider myself an expert on past lives, however, I do know a little bit. I've seen people discussing the theory that you get to choose the body that they're reincarnated into. Also, I'd like to state that I'm not trying to discredit this theory or anything like that; I'm simply curious and attempting to better understand it. My question is, why would someone intentionally choose a body that is going to be subjected to a difficult life (or at least more severely difficult than others)? Is it so that they can learn a lesson? What lesson could be learned from a child who dies at the age of three or four or from a teenager who is horrifically murdered? Does your spirit not know the entirety of what their new life will entail or do you already know what you're signing up for? I've lurked on Reddit for probably too long and have gleaned that some people remember being aware of what their next life would fully entail while others only remember knowing certain details. I wasn't sure which one was more common but only knowing certain details about your next life would make more sense to me. (please let me know though because, as I said, I'm not an expert.) I guess my question stems from the fact that I'm severely disabled and am trying to come to terms with it... I hate living this way which is made even more difficult by the fact that so many people with disabilities seem to be ok with it and even proud of it which I just don't get. Maybe this isn't the place to search for answers but I think it would help knowing that I picked this body for a reason and that I wasn't just born this way.