What is the Opposite of Pain?

The answer is not “pleasure.”

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Comments (5)

(4) Anonymous, November 6, 2014 7:05 PM

The opposite of pain.

The video was nice mussar, but I still don't know what is the opposite of pain. Also, I think of pain as physical hurt.

Anonymous, February 17, 2019 4:38 AM

the opposite of pain is comfort

pleasure involves pain

(3) sanford paris, November 6, 2014 5:23 PM

Opposite of Pleasure

By your reasoning, the absence of pleasure is the opposite of pleasure? So in both cases, some basic human drives are defined as not having anything?

(2) SusanE, November 4, 2014 12:22 AM

What is pain? The absence of comfort.

Exactly like what is the opposite of love? The opposite of love is indifference.

Avoiding unpleasant situations isn't pain. Pain is much larger than that. Not attending a funeral service because you are uncomfortable is selfish. That is putting your own comfort before the bereaved. The absence of love for the person in real pain who has had a loss.

(1) Nancy, November 3, 2014 4:47 PM

Courage is more exhilarating than fear

And in the long run it is easier. Of course attending a funeral is painful and we may be afraid of saying the wrong words. However, not attending the funeral really would be worse as Lori Palatnik pointed out. Re: Difficult conversations. Some pain may still linger after having such a necessary conversation, but perhaps that particular pain will not feel as intense as it had felt beforehand.


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