Essay on Pain: a Part of Life

978 Words Sep 22nd, 1999 4 Pages
"There is much pain that is quite noiseless; and that make human agonies are often a mere whisper in the of hurrying existence. There are glances of hatred that stab and raise no cry of murder; robberies that leave man of woman for ever beggared of peace and joy, yet kept secret by the sufferer-committed to no sound except that of low moans in the night, seen in no writing except that made on the face by the slow months of suppressed anguish and early morning tears. Many an inherited sorrow that has marred a life has been breathed into no human ear." George Eliot (1819-80), English novelist,editor. Felis Holt, the Radical, Introduction (1866).<br><br>What is pain? In the American Heritage Dictionary, pain is referred to as "an unpleasant …show more content…
It feels as if your insides are being wrenched out. When my girlfriend and I broke up, I felt as if she had ripped my heart out and I was standing there watching while she stomped on it. Where as physical pain will eventually go away, emotional hurt will always be lurking under the surface. When people are suffering emotional pain they resort to drastic measures, such as taking their own lives. Pain is a very difficult feeling to deal with.<br><br>I have had many painful experiences that I could share with you . Some of these changing my life eternally. One experience would be when I was in the army, and going through the hell referred to as basic training. It was a very trying experience, both mentally and physically. It challenged me with new things that, until that moment, I never knew life could possess. I'm not saying that I enjoyed that drill sergeant spitting in my face or having my muscles so sore that I could barely walk, but damning as it may have been, it taught me one thing; discipline of the mind and of the body. If I had not gone to the army, I would not live by the standards that I do now. <br><br>There are also less painful experiences that only hurt at the time that they occur. Like the time that I busted my nose playing baseball while covering second base. This guy hit a ground ball that hit a bump, jumped up and popped me between the eyes. At the time it hurt something awful, but by the next day it was

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