THE CONNECTION BETWEEN PAIN AND VIOLENCE


Lying in bed this morning, in pain from inflamed gums and teeth, wishing a bomb would drop on the dentist’s office, wishing I were in the dentists chair when it happened, I understood the connection between pain and violence. My thoughts immediately went out to the criminals and mass murderers that we hear so very much about in the news lately. It is pain, psychic or physical, that makes us turn our rage outward and express it through violence. It is important to be aware of this fact, and then accept our suffering with open arms. For an explication of the last sentence, read my post MAN’S SEARCH FOR MEANING, VIKTOR FRANKL

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