I find this article interesting because so many people live with chronic pain for years but aren’t allowed to talk about it. No, I’m not talking about mental pain. I’m talking about physical pain that never stops.
I agree with the author of this article. It needs to be talked about because the effect can utterly destroy a person. It can lead to drug or alcohol addiction. Constant physical pain can lead to the loss of everything.
I think we need to examine the taboo of discussing physical pain. Where did it come from?
Years ago, I did research on the subject and realized it comes from the age, of a not so distant past, of one being seen as weak if in pain a lot and expressed your discomfort. In some cases, enemies took advantage of it.
On European’s estates the Serfs were not allowed to complain about their discomfort. Nor were slaves in the Americans were allowed to complain about their suffering. They were even preached at that God doesn’t like complainers. I haven’t seen that in the bible.
Sadly, this Acherontic mentality still exist today. Ignoring constant pain can lead to life threatening situations. Therefore, why are we living in the 21st century but mentally, we’re still in B.C.?