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Too many choices

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

If any treatment worked really well for any painful problem, it would be the only one to discuss. There wouldn’t be a plethora of treatments to consider. There wouldn’t be a bunch of imperfect options for me to review in my books. Which is why Chekhov wrote this:

When a lot of remedies are suggested for a disease, that means it can’t be cured.

~ Anton Chekhov, The Cherry Orchard

Like most writers, I collect quotes that add colour, gravitas, or support to my own writing, and there are dozens of them around PainScience.com. So, how could I have never noticed this quotation before? Funny how even the apt-est can escape a writer’s attention for years at a time!

I launched a new page today: Painful Quotations: More than two hundred selected quotations about aches, pains, injury, therapy, recovery, and critical thinking.

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