Freud talked about 3 sources of general suffering in his famous book Civilization And It’s Discontents.
1. The Body
2. Forces of Nature
3. Other People
Civilization protects us in part from natural forces but it puts us in complex relationships with other people (taxes, landlords, neighbors etc..) that bring their own suffering.
Are the sacrifices worth it? Is it worth renouncing part of our selfs in order to live the civilized life? Either way we have to pay for our sacrifices through the anxiety of brings.