The title alone has my mind reciting The Princess Bride and I’ll paraphrase “Life is pain and anyone telling you different is trying to sell you something.”
That was my answer when someone asked me the question “What would your life be without pain?”
Here are other answers.
I’m an Empath who also takes on physical pain to give people relief as I start to feel their pain for them. Holy magical bullshit batman!
No it really happens and my Mom does it too. It runs on her side of the of the family through her father and our Hungarian ancestors.A life without pain would mean no one I know was in pain either.
As the emotional Empath I am I often take on pain for those closest to me in times of need. A life without pain means they have healed themselves too.
Hunger pains. A life with out pain would mean I had found some way to never have to eat again or at least not go hungry.
Sore muscles from working out. A life without pain means I am wrong about it being a good thing to always be a little sore to remind yourself you did work out today and got in a good one.
“A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure.”
― Oscar Wilde,
Pain is a state of mind and as Queen once sang it is “so close to pleasure” you can get lost in the swirl of it all and be tossed about the ocean of emotion in ways that leave you looking for shore and solid ground.
What is a life without pain to you?