Pain brings out the best in us.

Philippines
August 27, 2012 7:46am CST
No human is born without the chance to feel pain. The level of pain each one of us experiences may differ, but still leads to one result, that is - to make us learn and understand life. Failed relationships, failed dreams, wrong decisions--these we often have, these are the tests of our faith. I remember sometimes in my writing class in highschool, I was writing in my journal all the bitterness I have around me. I questioned everything, why this, why that..then, I found a note from my teacher at the bottom of my piece, "Pain brings out the best in you". She did write many things there but this very line caught me. 'Til now, it serves as a constant reminder every time I feel crushed inside. Without pain, life would be too much boring. Without pain, I won't discover my strength. Without pain, I won't prove myself a true human.
8 responses
@Daisy_22 (1230)
• Philippines
2 Sep 12
I'm definitely on your side. What you've said is really evident and common to us. As the song goes you made me stronger for breaking my heart.WELL pain is actually a spice in our life. It serves as the decoration that beautify our stay in this earth.
• Philippines
12 Sep 12
Yes, and it makes us more restless to discover the good sides of life. Pain brings out the better us. We will forever learn and become stronger because of sorrows and tears:)
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
30 Aug 12
Hi, You are absolutely right. Without pains our life would be dull. We should consider pains are the things which brings out best in us. Everyone has pains in life. But The pains, mistakes, failures, rejections are the part of our growth. Nobody ever achieved anything worth without doing these things.
• Philippines
30 Aug 12
Yes. We should take pains as essential ingredient to our growth as human individuals. Seeing the purpose of pain in our lives will make us understand life better.
@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
29 Aug 12
Hi rizzaspeak, Pain does bring out the best in all of us and without it we would not be able to enjoy it's opposite. We must always have something to compare things to, otherwise it would mean nothing. We would not appreciate good health if we did not know sickness, nor light without darkness. Blessings.
• Philippines
29 Aug 12
True. Every thing on earth is balance. We cannot realize the value of the positive if we don't understand its opposite. That gives meaning to every thing we feel, we see and we experience. Such a beautiful insight you got there Pose. Thanks:)
@toniganzon (40935)
• Philippines
28 Aug 12
Yeah it does. Pain really does bring out the best in us. Pain made me get my first tattoo on my right shoulder blade. But that wasn't the best thing that it brought out in me. It only reminded me that I could stand any kind of pain, not that the tattoo was painful. The truth was it wasn't as painful as I thought. It was because of pain that I became stronger and I know i will more stronger in the coming years.
• Philippines
29 Aug 12
Wow! you got a tattoo, that's cool:) Without experiencing pain, we won't know our strength. It makes us stronger as we live here on earth:)
@toyota4k (1212)
• Philippines
28 Aug 12
The reason for pain, if you believe in the almighty God and the bible reveals one consecrated purpose. The new living bible version explains it in a simple translation from the original and more complex writing: In I Peter, 1:7 it states, "...These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire cleans and purifies gold-though your faith is far more precious than gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you to much praise and glory on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world." The day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world is on Judgement day.
• Philippines
29 Aug 12
Yes, it is a test on our faith to Him. He is our source of strength and happiness:)
@gracie923 (162)
• Philippines
27 Aug 12
That could be slightly true, though we all experience the worst feeling we have in life but we don't really need to focus on that we need to focus on the things that can bring light to our lives and not with all the pains we have because if we always think of it the more we get these pains. So rather choose to be happy as always, don't think of the pain
• Philippines
29 Aug 12
Yes, we must not focus on the negative sides of our lives. Happiness is always a choice :)
• Malaysia
27 Aug 12
Pain can help people become stronger but it can also bring out the worst in people. It depends on the how you handle the pain, the support and love you get. No one can face pain on their own. With all these we can naturally become stronger but if left alone with no one the pain might just engulf the person.
• Philippines
28 Aug 12
One can only handle pain if he has the will to value his own self. People can support and make one feel loved, but then if the victim of pain doesn't believe that he deserves to be happy again, it would make no sense. I have been in the situation that I almost end my life, 'til one day I realized-it's no use to lurk with pain. If I don't give myself value, nobody would give better. It's a choice to get up from pain or to get drown by it. thanks for your comment:)
@ElicBxn (60069)
• United States
27 Aug 12
I can't say I agree, because I've seen those people who it brings out the worst. I will say that if there wasn't pain, then you'd probably never know what true joy is.
• Philippines
28 Aug 12
Yes, maybe to some who were not that tough, pain made them do worst actions. People who knows what pain is are the people who knows what real happiness is.