The Pleasure of Understanding Pain

Life is biased toward pain and as such gives much opportunity for pleasure.

Pain is always associated with a diminishing of our survival status, no matter how indirect. Typical examples include illness, financial distress, hunger, rejection by the herd, and oppression. Pain is also associated with unfulfilled desires and particularly unfulfilled ambitions. It is not an exaggeration to say that all sentient creatures are driven …

This post is for paying subscribers