Survival Tip #170
Pain is your friend is a cliche, but I am going to run with it. The fact is if you couldn’t feel pain you’d have run a high risk of not surviving childhood. There is actually a condition called CIP which you can read about over at Wikipedia if you are curious about it. However these people have to be constantly monitored to make sure they survive. We take pain for granted, but pain lets you know not to stick your hand on a hot stove top, or that your ankle is sprained so don’t run that extra mile today. Pain is the fence around our existence that keeps us within the boundaries that keep us alive.
If something hurts there is a reason for it, so listen to pain. It might just save your life.