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Pain is a motivator

Paul Ingraham ARCHIVEDMicroblog posts are archived and rarely updated. In contrast, most long-form articles on are updated regularly over the years (see updates page).

Pain is a motivator. It exists to get us to act. We hurt when our brains reckon we should do something differently for safety. But it’s not always possible. And the brain worries too much: from hangnails to fibromyalgia, the danger gets overstated, the warning worse than the threat.

Filed under “Pain is Weird.”

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