In thinking about this topic, I want to post the question to you: which pain is worse;
mental or physical? Personally, I think that all in all, mental pain is worse. There are pain killers available from the doctor for physical pain. But the most the doctors can give us for mental anguish is psychiatric medicine that doesn't eliminate the pain, it only numbs it.
Granted, I've never had to experience tortuous pain, so maybe I'm not the best expert on the subject of experiencing pain. I have had some painful experiences in my life: --I've been through natural childbirth.
--I've had major abdominal surgery, and had to suffer through the recovery.
--One really strong memory of pain for me was a hike I took when I was a teenager, when I carried a full back pack that had no frame. I'm not sure how much the pack weighed, but I was a skinny, wimpy girl, and that pack weighed so heavily on my neck that I was in terrible pain for the entire hike. Maybe that's why I don't like hiking today.
--I suffered for about 2 weeks with a kidney stone.
All in all, I feel lucky that I haven't had to experience more physical pain in my life.
But what about mental pain? I've had a few experiences with this, and I can say that not only is it horrible to experience, but it also effects you physically! Let yourself be tormented about something long enough, and see if you don't get a headache! It's very difficult to get away from your thoughts.
So what do you think? Is physical pain worse, or mental?
Check out what the other consortium members have to say about pain: (Note, not all of these members are currently active in the consortium, but I'm too lazy to set up a new list. :P)
Rummuser, Anu, Ashkok, Gaelikka, Grannymar, , Padmum, Magpie11, andAkanksha,Will Knot, Maria the Silver Fox, Anki, Nema Noor Paul Plain Joe, and Rohit
and The Old Fossil, and our newest member MAXI!