Monday, June 22, 2009

No Pain, No Gain

It's a common saying, for good reason. Anything worth getting, is worth working hard for. That which does not break us, makes us stronger. Pain builds character. While I may have my doubts about that last one (if only because I read it far too often in Calvin and Hobbes,) it's all true. However, we humans are creatures who enjoy our comfort, and pain is looked at with horror and fear. However, what in this life is not painful? And the pain DOES contribute to our growth, whether it be physical pain, emotional pain, or spiritual pain. We shudder, but we get through it, and hopefully come out better for what we have gone through.


Moshe said...

"Pain is weakness leaving the body."

Child אִישׁ Behavior said...

But then does pain really build character, or does it just weaken us for the eventual ax? Perhaps the best would be for a painless existence, punctuated by a few challenges to let us know we are still living?

Moshe said...

Yeah, like going to the store when the fridge gets empty.