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Is pain educational?

Paul Ingraham ARCHIVEDMicroblog posts are archived and rarely updated. In contrast, most long-form articles on PainScience.com are updated regularly over the years.

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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