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To Make Pain Your Friend

We’re all so afraid of pain, yet it is such an integral part of life that we can never escape. Perhaps instead of doing everything possible to avoid it (which is, of course, futile), we should just embrace it. Instead of fearing it, welcome it. After all, It’s not going anywhere.

Whether we run from it or embrace it, either way we suffer. But suffering is not the same as death – suffering won’t kill us. This is an important distinction. And maybe by embracing it, we prove to ourselves that we are stronger than our pain. By taking control of the act of enduring it, we are no longer the helpless victim of our fate, we now become the one in control.

So I say fuck pain, and I say that as someone who is going through it now. We have to see the beauty of being alive in spite of it (or maybe because of it).

And finally, here’s an important note: Life isn’t for pussies. No one ever said this shit was going to be easy, and if they did they were lying. Grow some fucking balls and get on with it. It’ll be over soon enough.