Thursday, June 3, 2010

One of the Best Articles I've Ever Read - "Zero Pain Tolerance"

Please, please, please take a few minutes - it really won't last more than a few minutes - out of your busy day to read Keegan K.'s amazing Blog Entry titled "Zero Pain Tolerance." This is exactly the kind of Blog Entry - and the kind of philosophy - I have been trying to articulate ever since I started this Blog. But, alas, I cannot state it as beautifully as he does. Please have a look. He covers a lot of ground in this entry. The insights are profound and flawlessly stated. The conclusion is one I embrace wholeheartedly. There are so many things we have in common with non-human animals, but two of the most significant are captured in this Blog Entry: 1) the mysterious power of mortality - each of us experiences only a short drop from the womb to the tomb; 2) and the experience of pain and suffering. Have a look. Go on. Take in the author's words. Think carefully about what he writes. Wrestle with the implications. The ability of the human mind to absorb new ideas and grapple with them is, after all, one of the most extraordinary qualities of our species.

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