I've been thinking about pain lately for the same reason most people think about pain. Popular opinion is that we seem to have more physical pain as we age. You know. Back pain, joint pain, heart pain, whatever.
I wonder if we are given physical pain to detract from the emotional pain that amasses as we get older. The emotional pain grows with each loss of a family member, friend,or pet gone due to death, moving, failure to maintain relationships, whatever. The older we are, the more of these losses we have.
Does physical pain help us cope with emotional pain?