We’ve all been through some type of pain, and perhaps there is much we can learn from it.

We’ve all been through some type of pain, and perhaps there is much we can learn from it.

We’ve all been through some type of pain, and perhaps there is much we can learn from it. Through the trials and tribulations of life we all experience pain of some type. Although it doesn’t seem that pain is a likely source of knowledge, it is in a most basic sort of way. Take, for example, a dog. If you smacked it with a stick every time it barked, it would eventually learn to stop barking for fear of the pain. It can be seen in that example that pain can indeed teach, just like it teaches each and every one of us. One time that sticks out in my mind of when I experienced severe pain was about 3 years ago. I was out playing catch with a few of my friends. It was a beautiful day and we were all enjoying it. We took turns to see who could catch the farthest throws. It was my turn to catch and I backed all the way up to small green field with quite a bit of underbrush. When my friend threw the ball he threw it much farther and faster than I had estimated. I could tell it was going to fly right past me, so I started to blindly run almost backwards to catch it. I suddenly tripped on something on the ground and stumbled backwards. I quickly lost my balance, and as I fell to the ground I felt and extreme pain strike right through my leg. It felt like nothing I had felt before. As I lay there on the ground I sat up to see what was wrong with my leg. To my absolute horror, a nine-inch piece of rusted metal about one inch in width had penetrated entirely through my leg. It had a jagged point that was covered in blood from my wound that had started drip blood all over. The pain was the worst I had ever felt in my life when it initially ripped into my flesh, however I think that the adrenalin afterwards toned most of the pain down a little. I learned to look where I’m going when I do something like that now. Another time that I experienced excruciating pain was about 2 years ago when I was taking a shower, and for some reason …


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