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Is pain educational?

 •  • by Paul Ingraham
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Weekly nuggets of pain science news and insight, usually 100-300 words, with the occasional longer post. The blog is the “director’s commentary” on the core content of a library of major articles and books about common painful problems and popular treatments. See the blog archives or updates for the whole site.

I have very mixed feelings about this old wisdom:

Be patient and tough. Someday this pain will be useful to you.

Ovid 43 B.C.E - 17 C.E

Chronic pain can be teacher, yes, sometimes… but I think more often it’s just a damn bully, and mostly just confirms that fate can be a huge arsehole.

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