Pain and Pleasure.
The opposite sides of the spectrum, or elements intertwined in harmony?
Our whole lives, we learn how to love pain.
We learn to eat chili food, we learn to enjoy the exercise burn, we learn to crave sadomasochistic sex.
After we experience pain, our brain releases chemicals that give us pleasure, to compensate for our suffering. It’s a confusing mix, that makes us enjoy the pain.
No other creatures in the world do that - they all stay away from it at any cost.
Pain is a uniquely human indulgence.