Originally Posted By: Clarkkent
the real question... why does (sic) pain and agony exist

They exist because we are biological organisms with nervous systems that evolved to detect pain, in order to allow us to detect threats to our survival so as to escape from them in the present and learn to avoid them in the future.

An even more profound existential question however was put forth in 1956 by Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, but even that is rather easily answered by evolutionary biology.

“When beggars die, there are no comets seen;
The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.”
William Shakespeare (Julius Caesar)