We all hate pain. Even the thought of having to give some blood makes us squeamish. Needle? No thank you ma’am.
But as doctors will tell you, pain has a very important function.
Consider the real life story of Gabby Gingras. She was unable to feel any pain – because of a rare genetic condition.
She could feel touch, but not pain.
Might seem cool almost? Not in the least.
Think of it this way. You kept your hand over the flame, and the pain makes you take your hand away instinctively.
But Gabby? She would just watch her hand go up in flames, and have no instinct to move her hand away. Imagine how many other issues – biting the tongue, biting the fingers, twisting a body part etc etc. Unimaginable no?
Pain is good. It helps us not just prevent the worst, but also constantly improve. Let’s be thankful for it.