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So many unknown who lived in fear. And died in Fear

He lived in fear. He died in Fear...

Is feeling Cold, an idea first?

Before we shiver

Before we feel our bones brittle

Before we feel our inside going to mush


Is feeling scared, an idea first?

Before our palms drip sweat

Before our deafening pounding heart drive us crazy

Before our lungs aches for holding breath…


Is mental turmoil, an idea first?

Before our dreams turn an unending nightmare

Before our days rush amid hallucinating monsters

Before we scream in horror …


Is physical pain, also an idea first?

Another one of the string of illusions?


Hardly, hardly, hardly

Pain is more powerful than death


And empathy is irrelevant in this case

Only active remedies to alleviate pain count

And bring back Death

To the forefront…

Note 2: Millions upon millions died of famine, of  thirst, of persecution, of slavery… under all kinds of controlled governments, civil wars, pre-emptive wars for exploitation of resources… of colonial domination, of forced labor…Is it about time that humanity regain a few compassionate emotions, of the concept of fairness and equitabily to all, regardless of race, genders, class divide…?

Own your Day, your Health, and your Safety: No one will substitute to your pain

Note: Re-edit of 2012 post

Do you think the health of Bipeds Humanoid is that different from the animal kingdom?

A couple of centuries ago, mankind was already in a trend of extinction, until medical discovery, better health care, hygiene, and infant mortality was reduced qualitatively.

Vaccination and pregnancy care managed to increase mankind to 7 billion, doubling every 30 years…

I am not talking of these “one in a thousand” (elite classes) of the 7 billion human living on earth.

These exceptions to the rule, a lifestyle where there are no appreciable distinctions between day and night, winter or summer season, circadian cycles…The only common factor they share with the common mortals is the inevitable death, when death comes

It is not that the “one in a thousand” species or “elite classes” in every State consider that “slaves” are necessary for the maintenance of social structures and are fundamental for any sustained economy and development of political systems.

It is not that the “one in a thousand” species doesn’t comprehend that “slavery is the worst indignity that mankind can suffer” (Simon Bolivar), but even worse, they want to impose on the common mankind their own rules that say: “there are no difference between day and night, winter or summer…and that the slaves have to deal with all the weather inconvenience, circadian cycle imbalances in energy, nutritional quality, clothing quality…

The slaves have to deal with life hardships and keep at the beck and command of the elite classes dictate”.

Obviously, the elite class needs a mediator class: It wouldn’t touch the poor with a long pole; it refuses to be subjected to any temptation of close encounter with the “lower classes“…Any close bodily interaction might result in serious reflection, and the Temple might crumble…

In winter, most animal sleep far more than in warmer seasons: The common mortal has to wake up at the same hour, work the same number of work-day, perform as during warmer seasons…rain or shine, blizzard, tornadoes, hurricanes, frozen roads…

The common mortal is commanded to deal with weather conditions any which way…The factories must function as usual, production must be sustained…

In summer time, most animals suffer from the heat: They seek shelter to cool off, and they sleep during the peek of hot hours…

The common mortal must deal with crazy suffocating conditions, any which way, and is refused a napping period…

Most animals have figured out the best moments to sleep and feed…The common mortal must sleep and eat at any time the boss commands him to.

Sure, mankind is not to just emulate the animal kingdom behaviors, but he has to demonstrate that he is not far more stupid than animal behavior.

Man has got to learn to obey what his body requires for the long haul.

Kids sleep a lot.  As they grow up they don’t feel like taking naps, but they feel sleepy by late evening, and do sleep anywhere they are…

As they reached 50 years, their bodies need to nap after heavy meals, they need more sleeping hours in cold seasons, they need more time for the body to recover and stabilize and reach a sort of equilibrium for set performances…

When I was a kid, I don’t recall anything of eating, sleeping, or pissing, cold or hot weather…The body recovered quickly.  Now I need to wake up when the air has warmed up (around 9 am), I need a nap that might extend to 2 hours if need be, especially to warm my body and feet in cold weather.

I need to exercise lightly and stretch all my joints for at least 30 minutes before I attempt any activities… My body has set a different standard that I should be aware of, and follow…lest I get sick, catch cold, have stomach ache,

When I was a kid, I don’t recall sitting for a bowel movement…Let me be frank, currently If I have a satisfying bowel movement in the morning, I feel that I own the day. Nothing can touch me for the day, and I feel confident that I will not feel sick for the day…

If I fail to consciously try a bowel movement during one day, I am in deep trouble.

If I wait for the evening for a creamy and easy bowel movement, it is difficult for me to go to sleep. The only cure for constipation is drinking plenty of pure water. Otherwise, you have got to temporarily daydream of sexual arousing stories.

The power of the “will” means to train your brain to remember that the body can come to the rescue when feeling sleepy, apathetic, anxious…

All that you may have to do is react, stand up, hop around, have a good stroll, dance, sing, shout, and just let the body get busy.

Do your best to Own your Day and your Health.

Forget the abstract notions for a moment: Your health is first, and you remember that fact when sick.  You realize that no one can substitute for your sick body and mind: Your health is your responsibility.

Fail to own your health and body, and get crippled by the age of 50.

Who care to live to be over 85 if all these extended years are just succession of pains, suffering, medication, hard of hearing, almost blind, unable to walk, to read, to listen to music, to connect with the community…?

Do your best to Own your Day, your Health, and your Safety: You should be in command if you train your mind and body to obey basic common sense feedback

Pain is living: Early actions let you live better

The trouble with pain is ignoring it.

Toothaches begin as dull twinges. Tumors are coughs. Before long, fillings are root canals and tumors are death.

Toothaches and tumors never magically go away.

I’m not ready to check with a physician means it doesn’t hurt enough.

By Dan Rockwell?

Pain is a slow sunrise, quiet. But, noon always comes. Listen to pain in the morning; don’t wait for noon.


Life without pain is death.

Leaders courageously listen for pains voice. Delay invites damage. Pain is not the enemy. Invite it in for a chat. “Damn that hurts.”

The role of pain:

  1. Pain screams “something’s wrong” but doesn’t solve or correct.
  2. Pain points to symptoms not root problems.
  3. Pain is a consequence not a cause, at least at first.
  4. Pain succeeds when we look for causes and cures.
  5. Pain solves when stopping is enough.
  6. Everything that hurts isn’t bad.


“Just make it stop,” is a distraction. Leaders look through pain to find real issues.

Under-performing employees are the toothache, but the root problem may be organizational, for example.

Correcting under-performers may provide surface solutions; developing organizations capacities provides deep cures.

Dull ache:

You’re feeling dull aches that suggest intervention.

  1. Relational aches.
  2. Staff malfunctions.
  3. Inner dissatisfaction.
  4. Customer distress.
  5. Procedure failures.


  1. Point out pain-points and ask, “What’s behind this issue?”
  2. “Is it escalating or de-escalating?”
  3. “Does this situation require intervention? Why or why not?”
  4. “What are you doing about it?”
  5. “How can I help?”
  6. “Can we solve this with current or new procedures?”
  7. “Tell me more next week.”

All leaders have stories of toothaches that turned to root canals and tumors that killed.

I’m not ready means it doesn’t hurt enough.

Leaders don’t address every issue; they give space for others to find solutions. However, leaders always monitor pain-points. Don’t pretend they’ll go away.

Do you tend to delay too long, act too quick, or move-in on pain-points at just the right moment?

How do you address pain-points?

Note: For terminally ill patients, when all kinds of tranquilizers stop functioning, do you believe a patient still keep thinking: “As long as I’m in pain, then I’m alive?”

10 principles of Pain. Taxonomy of pains?

By Dan Rockwell?

Pain persists till something changes.

Pain increases the longer it’s tolerated.

Dentist visits weren’t on my list of things to do during my early college years. We couldn’t afford it.

I still have a gap in the back of my mouth where I lost a cavity-filled tooth. Once that tooth started aching, it didn’t stop. It grew worse till it became intolerable. I actually tried pulling it myself.

Toothaches don’t subside they get worse. The thing that’s hurting today will only hurt worse tomorrow if you don’t change something.

Change or:

  1. Organizational stresses worsen.
  2. Interpersonal conflicts escalate.
  3. Internal struggles intensify.

One pain:

The Emergency Medical Technician, before plunging a giant needle into my chest said, “This is going to hurt.” It didn’t. I learned later, the sharpest pain is the only one you feel. The pain in my mangled hip masked everything else.


Look through pain. Biggest pain-points may not be biggest problems. They may be distractions. I could live with a broken hip but the pressure building in my right lung was crushing my heart.

Cause more pain. Stopping pain won’t solve causes. Plunging a giant needle in my chest actually caused more pain not less.

It hurts more just before it hurts less. It hurts to lance a broken department, for example. But, relief and health follow the knife.


Pain intensifies focus. Focus on changing you more than changing others. Change your:

  1. Willingness to listen.
  2. Advisors.
  3. Attitudes.
  4. Definition of success and failure.

The most challenging changes are inside you.

Ever notice how easy it is to focus on changing others? It’s incredibly easy to know what others should do.

Blame exacerbates pain. Responsibility addresses causes.

Pain changes when you change.

The 10 Principles of pain:

  1. Pain persists till something changes.
  2. Pain increases the longer it’s tolerated.
  3. The sharpest pain is the only one you feel.
  4. Pain intensifies focus.
  5. Look through pain.
  6. Cause more pain.
  7. It hurts more just before it hurts less.
  8. Blame exacerbates pain.
  9. Responsibility addresses causes.
  10. Pain changes when you change.

Confession: Adding this list put me over my 300 words.

What have you learned about pain?

How do you deal with pain?




March 2023

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