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Enduring Pain

Ann Anon Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 6:48 PM
When I was growing up in the 50's we did not think much about pain. It was a fact of life and we just drank our morning cup of coffee and started our day. We stayed too busy to think much about it except when we fell into bed or crawled out of it. I am amazed at the things people won't do or are surprised that I or my family will do. They seem to think they will melt if they get a blister.
Nothing begins and nothing ends
That is not paid with moan
For we are born in other's pain
And perish in our own
Francis Thompson

Last week I was reminded that the reason why the West will be won in essence is mostly the opposite of how it was won, the inability to deal with issues in a way that results in pain. In fact, the essence of pain itself has evolved to encompass emotions and feelings that manifest mentally or physically. We are jealous of our neighbor to the point where it hurts to see them succeed any more. We are envious of another group...