I would rather suffer. The alternative feels like a loss of life to me akin to the person who is afraid of leaving the house for fear of losing his/her life. I am going to live in a tent for fear that I will suffer when I lose my house? Quite frankly I prefer to live in a house and take my chances on suffering loss.
It is the age old saying: "It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all."
"Sell all to the poor and follow me." "Those that choose their wifeves, mothers, fathers, possesions over me, are not worthy of me"
Christianity is very far from being a self indulgent religion. It prays d-atachment left and right and it teaches you to lighten up the second you are suffering "When you suffer because of me, rejoice"
"Be the light of the world, that is here but is not tainted by it" Jesus preaches de-atachment constantly.
"If someone ask you something give it to him and give him more than he asked for" I am paraphrasing indeed, but Jesus clearly wanted us not to be attached to any possesion of ours nor any relationship above that with God or altruism.
Theoreticaly if a thief robbs you, Christ says to give him all you have willfully and offer him more. It is written there, not unclearly.
Jesus didn´t even preach self defense. "If someone slaps you one cheek give him the other one". he was the King of de-atachment, he wasn´t attached to his own body.