I think this relates to your idea of going beyond one's problems.
Would blowing up classical sculpture for example of the Masters of Western Philosophy, would that do it? Would it express something beyond the human condition?
How and why do we separate what are the problems and what are the highlights in life? Are they not intertwined and not mutually exclusive? I don't think we have to cling to and identify with our problems. But that is not to erase them all together. (They really can't be erased, the stain will remain.) Problems exist. Sometimes they are there to jolt us out of a current pacifism. They are just another part of the wave of life.