“Years ago I used to commiserate with all people who suffered. Now I commiserate only with those who suffer in ignorance, who do not understand the purpose and ultimate utility of pain.” ~ AA World Services Inc. As Bill Sees It (p. 16). A.A. World Services, Inc.. Kindle Edition.
“The purpose and ultimate utility of pain?”
Suffering is not fun…in the hospital or at home,
seeing to simple tasks like opening the door for dogs.
But suffering in ignorance, failing to comprehend
the purpose of pain, to yield to the need for caution
does ignore pain’s ultimate purpose and opens the door
for pain once more to command, a needed respite from suffering.