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  1. #1 ice front 
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    i've been on both sides of an ice front, where when someone has repeatedly mentally hurt you, you attack them on sight or avoid and backtalk them.

    i pondered a bit about it, and made a theory on this.
    we haven't yet evolved a separation between mental and physical pain.
    the truth is, mental pain shouldn't really matter that much.
    yet we still react as if we were physically hurt, feel cornered, and lash out randomly to save ourselves.
    hmmm.
    if you're absent of feeling, you become a sociopath, someone who could kill someone with complete absense of remorse.


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    Like all things in this world control is needed, maybe thats why their are laws maybe thats why people follow religion, to gain a belief to become part of a system where the pain and harm that can be influenced is less, in fact you hide behind these things, sort of like groups of people, you feel safer and less insecure with the group because your chance of being hurt is lessened. I think mental pain is worse than physical pain. If one can control wanting to hurt another back you are better than them and stronger. You have won in the eyes of the modern world-you don't need to revert to archeaic ways of winning.

    To rid oneself of pain one must rid oneself of pleaseure. Buddhists do this isn what is called 'The Noble Eightfold Path'. Now if they reach no pain or pleasure then they must have a very calm life as those two are what determine reactions to everyday life, to comminicate with people, without them you cannot communicate in someways, which is perhaps why monks are always in the middle of nowhere eating barely nothing for a long time.

    To quote an old saying:

    "What ye sew, so shall ye reap"
    "Life goes in circles"
    "What goes around, comes around"
    "Do unto others as thou would have done unto thyself"
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    Quote Originally Posted by dejawolf
    yet we still react as if we were physically hurt, feel cornered, and lash out randomly to save ourselves.
    That is more or less the point of feeling emotional pain - of really feeling emotions at all. Emotions are drivers, motivating you to achieve a certain goal. Your mental state is extremely important when it comes to your behavior, so yes, mental pain does matter.
    Man can will nothing unless he has first understood that he must count on no one but himself; that he is alone, abandoned on earth in the midst of his infinite responsibilities, without help, with no other aim than the one he sets himself, with no other destiny than the one he forges for himself on this earth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dejawolf
    i've been on both sides of an ice front, where when someone has repeatedly mentally hurt you, you attack them on sight or avoid and backtalk them.

    i pondered a bit about it, and made a theory on this.
    we haven't yet evolved a separation between mental and physical pain.
    the truth is, mental pain shouldn't really matter that much.
    yet we still react as if we were physically hurt, feel cornered, and lash out randomly to save ourselves.
    hmmm.
    if you're absent of feeling, you become a sociopath, someone who could kill someone with complete absense of remorse.
    you are correct, meanwhile

    mental pain hurts more than physical.

    mental pain does cause physical pain for a start, it can even kill you. It can shut everything down in your body and pain will manisfest that will cripple, starve and debilitate you.

    I'd rather endure ongoing physical pain than ongoing depression.
    'Time is the space between birth and death' by me.
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