Greek tragedy always shows the misfortune of life. Does anyone think it is this heaviness of life which makes the characters alive and meaningful? And does a easy life lead to pointlessness?
This question brings to mind Woody Allen, whose best characters are comics trapped in tragic situations. The outcome is either whistful or farcical, but never really tragic.
Some might say that comedy is just tragedy with a slightly better outcome, and that the same situation can be tragic for one type of character and comic for another.
In other words, tragedy does not build character, and comedy does not negate character, but character creates either comedy or tragedy.
For instance, Kurt Vonnegut dies after a lifetime of amazing work without ever having received a major literary award or recognition. For some that might have been a tragedy. For him, it was a comedy. I heard him interviewed about that, and he was extremely funny.
As for an easy life leading to pointlessness, what would Bertie Wooster say about that? His scrapes with bachelorettes and Auntie Whatever are matters of profound gravity.