Fisher's answer quoting Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche is I think, not enough. See my post below.
But beyond that, after a bit of practice, you realize that there is no other way in which skill can be applied to alleviate and transcend suffering.
I think Kafka had a good answer, though it wasn't obviously about Buddhism:
"Alas," said the mouse, "the whole world is growing smaller every day. At the beginning it was so big that I was afraid, I kept running and running, and I was glad when I saw walls far away to the right and left, but these long walls have narrowed so quickly that I am in the last chamber already, and there in the corner stands the trap that I must run into."
"You only need to change your direction," said the cat, and ate it up.
Surely we can do better than Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.