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One day, many years ago, a reader spontaneously sent me $100 by PayPal because “a few short paragraphs on your website just saved me from wasting hundreds on an irrelevant therapy.”

“Wow!” I thought. “I should probably encourage that kind of thing.”

I have been publishing best-of-breed articles for almost 20 years now, with the same idealistic priorities the whole time:

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A patron explains why a generous donation was a “no brainer”

Greg was an occasional PainScience.com reader for years before I finally provided a donation option, which he used as soon as he saw it. Here are his thoughts on why he chose to support this project:

The option to send you a meaningful sum of money was a no brainer. Your website has saved me multiple thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours in unnecessary professional treatments.

For me, they key benefit of the veritable treasure trove of material you have provided is not so much the money saved, but more the time and demoralising inconvenience of incompetent or inefficacious professional treatments.

As an former elite track sprinter, I would have wasted more than $10,000, but, more painfully, thousands of hours wasted on treatments that simply did not work.  The time to make the appointment, the time to get to the appointment, the time to wait (and the therapist is running 30 minutes late), the time then spent on inefficacious treatment … and so on and so on. And then one actually has to pay for the privilege of all that! Mentally debilitating to say the least.

Your material is succinct, well written, quickly provable (or not), easy to access and …  free.  A paradox in the extreme.  My donations will continue, as time saved for me is not only money saved, but efficacious treatments allow me to compound the result and produce more income-earning opportunities.  A virtuous circle has replaced a vicious cycle! Magnificent!

~Greg Hughes