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I’m pretty sure my ISP has adopted a policy of punishing use of upload capability by throttling download speeds, which is akin to saying too many people are going north, so we must not allow anyone to go south. No fucking sense.

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I wanted to repost this, but without the stupid “SHARE THIS OR ELSE LUL” bullshit and the lie that it is really rare, so I edited that out. Thanks.

I wanted to repost this, but without the stupid “SHARE THIS OR ELSE LUL” bullshit and the lie that it is really rare, so I edited that out. Thanks.

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The Pain Scale

Ever heard a doctor ask you to rate your pain on a scale of 0 to 10? I remember when (after being hit by a car) they were asking me this, and I asked what ten was supposed to be. They said the worst pain I ever felt. I replied that obviously I would be at a ten since I’d never been injured this badly before.

I just thought it was kind of funny how terribly inaccurate the “pain scale” or whatever you want to call it is. Pain is something we’ve never been able to quantify, making it difficult for doctors to know what to do about your pain.

Something interesting to note, pain can be good, in fact that’s why pain exists. Pain is your body telling you NO. STOP THAT. Whatever it is you are doing to cause pain, your body is saying that it is a bad idea.

Some doctors think they need to eliminate pain. The truth is that they need to reduce pain into something manageable, not eliminate it. If someone is doing something that causes harm and not pain, they have no way to know they are doing something bad. If I had no pain throughout my ordeal, I would probably have taken longer to heal, because I would have done things that I shouldn’t have.

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