´ The Biggest Pain Relief -
May 22, 2016

In our head we know that whatever hardship we are going through we are not the first human to experience it. The problem is that we a) don’t remember this when it counts and b) even if we know it in our head it’s not enough: we need our whole body to believe it. That’s why one line in a song, book or conversation can make all the difference: the recognition that the person is not only talking about themselves but captures exactly what we are going through, that is the biggest solace and pain relief. It doesn’t solve our problem but it releases us from the existential fear that we are completely alone.

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