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    Would you rather never have emotional or physical pain?

    created by Sunshine Song 283 days 7 hours 2 minutes ago

    Category: Entertainment

    Would you rather never have emotional or physical pain?

    Would you rather never experience emotional pain or physical pain? Why?

    Let’s say that magically, you would never have to experience a type of pain: emotional or physical? The pros to never experiencing physical pain is that nothing would ever hurt. You wouldn’t be scared to do daring activities and you could live life with less fear. On the other hand, you wouldn’t experience the amazing parts of feeling things, such as the sand on the beach, hug from a friend, or softness of a kitten. Also, you have to make sure you have a friend there to tell you when you need a doctor because you wouldn’t feel hurt!

    If you never experienced emotional pain, you would never be “hurt” again. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it, so you wouldn’t react “badly” to anything anymore. On the other hand, you wouldn’t experience the highs and lows in life quite the same anymore. The roller coaster of life would be more like the carousel of life.

    Personally, I wouldn’t want to experience physical pain. I sometimes get frustrated how my physical body, or worry about my physical body, limits my actions and potential. Although I love my body because I’m in it, not experiencing physical pain. I would still be able to move freely and go about my day, but without the fear of hurt. I twisted my ankle two months ago and I’m still feeling the slight lack of mobility from it.

    Also, I would still be experiencing emotional pain and pleasure, so I can still spend time with friends and family and be excited about whatever happens. I am an empath, so I would still feel others’ pain, which has its pros and cons as well.

    Can’t wait to hear everyone’s answers!



    Re: Would you rather never have emotional or physical pain?

    Hey Song,
    That is a really really great question. But I must go with Physical pain, I feel like humans need emotional pain because it makes them better and stronger as a person so I think I would need to have emotional pain to stay as a human being. But if I don't have physical pain, yes I might be looked at as a weirdo, but that is pretty much it, I can stay as a human and the only different is, I can touch a fire or getting hit by a car and I won't die hahaa. I can also imagine the things you can do and the money you can make with having no physical pain at all. I can be the greatest boxer or MMA fighter of all time. or become a superhero and literally go inside the ISIS base, getting shot at and I can walk right in and kill whoever in charge. But those are just my imagination but again, I would choose physical pain over emotional any day.

    Awesome question, worth the vote (:

    Re: Would you rather never have emotional or physical pain?

    Howdy allminesunshine,

    I would rather never experience physical pain. I think emotional pain is part of being human. My mind is one of the most important things to me. All of the struggles I have gone through emotionally have shaped me into who I am today.

    Thanks for reading!


    Re: Would you rather never have emotional or physical pain?

    Hello allminesunshine,

    Great question, and a tough one to answer. But, if I had to choose, I would rather never experience emotional pain. When I think of the worst possible emotional pain that I could ever have to deal with, it would involve anything bad with my family. Because I would rather avoid that at all costs, I'd take the physical pain. I don't particularly enjoy pain and the worst I've experienced is labor and emergency surgery, but that's a sacrifice I'd take to not deal with the worst kind of emotional pain.

    Re: Would you rather never have emotional or physical pain?

    Hey Song,

    Interesting question! I'd rather never have physical pain. I understand that pain is important to alert your body that something bad happened, but that doesn't mean I have to like it! I'm in a bit of a disagreement that pain is the same as sensations (feeling textures such as sand like you mentioned in the video), but I'd be willing to give it up regardless.

    Emotional pleasure - laughing and such - is something I highly value. I want to feel connections with people, to experience love, joy, and happiness. While emotional pain can suck in the moment, it is necessary to grow as a person. Empathy, as you mentioned, is important and valued by others.



    Re: Would you rather never have emotional or physical pain?

    Hey Song!

    I think this is a very interesting question. I feel like never having emotional pain would kinda be like a double edged sword, I feel like without emotional pain, you can't truly enjoy the moments where you are just emotionally ecstatic or happy, like I feel like there has to be a balance. For me, I would pick to never have physical pain. I deal with chronic pain everyday, ever since I was 19. There were days I could not get out of bed because it hurt so much, I couldn't even turn my pillow or I would start crying. Luckily, those days are now super rare, I can compare my daily pain to having just worked out at the gym, sore but still able to move about. But with multiple surgeries, I get sharp pains where my incisions were made and so on so it'd be nice to just have a moment of absolutely no pain like I used to have before I got sick.