“Pain is not the same as suffering. Left to itself, the body discharges pain spontaneously, letting go of it the moment that the underlying cause is healed. Suffering is pain that we hold on to. It comes from the mind’s mysterious instinct to believe that pain is good, or that it cannot be escaped, or that the person deserves it.” –Deepak Chopra, The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life
My wife: It hurts when I wear these shoes.
Me: Then don’t wear those shoes.
My wife: But I like them.