I 'd Rather Feel Pain Than Nothing At All

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    2 Responses Oct 8, 2015

    Because once it goes away you feel relief.

    You feel great, it makes your remember you're still breathing. There is nothing worse than having no emotions. Living each day like it's already over. Struggling and you don't know why, trying to be happy when you never learned how. Everything became useless and senseless then...
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    3 Responses Apr 5, 2015

    I think Three Days Grace made up this

    experience on this app.
    50ShadesOfDepression 50ShadesOfDepression
    16-17, F
    Mar 12, 2016

    I want to feel pain because feeling nothing at

    all makes me feel different ... but maybe different is better
    Dayshajeff Dayshajeff
    13-15, F
    Oct 30, 2015

    Pain with out love pain can get enough pain

    with our live cause I'd rather feel pain than nothing at all Your sick of feeling of your not the only trust and take my and ill show you a world you can understand
    Killerinstict Killerinstict
    16-17, F
    Sep 10, 2014

    but then again, if you only feel pain,

    then you become insensitive to that and feel nothing regardless. so I don't know.
    8s4j3l2 8s4j3l2
    18-21, M
    Nov 6, 2015
    Max415 Max415
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 13, 2015

    just cut my hand practicing my knife

    techniques. my knife was so sharp I just skinned the muscle and an hour later still don't feel pain
    Mike3569 Mike3569
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 14, 2016
    geminigirl54 geminigirl54
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Mar 12, 2016

    there's something terrifying about realizing

    that the things that used to be nightmares are the things you secretly hope for... those monsters, the scary things, they don't seem so bad anymore. now that's what really scares me..
    annymoss13 annymoss13
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 25, 2016

    anyone else instantly think of the song Pain -

    Three Days Grace when they read that group name bc SAME.
    HarrietClifford HarrietClifford
    16-17, F
    Mar 11, 2016

    "Pain is good. Pain is your friend.

    If you feel pain then you're still alive." Not to mention that I can't stand that empty feeling that seems to creep up so often.
    SethTheKid SethTheKid
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jan 11, 2016

    I hate pain, I usually avoid it.

    But I've come to realize that I need to convince myself to be more willingly to take the pain. I'm on it.
    Nonotu Nonotu
    26-30, F
    Mar 12, 2016

    This is why I would cut myself.

    I just wanted to feel something because when you have so much depression it's like your paralyzed. You can feel everything all in one moment, then the next you could feel nothing at all. I couldn't stand not feeling anything, it was like I was empty. Does anybody else feel this...
    Chloe813 Chloe813
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Feb 7, 2016
    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 5, 2015

    Is it bad I want to feel pain?

    My whole body is numb. Both physically and mentally I can't feel nothing at all. I tried to cry, but I guess not crying was unhealthy, Cuz nothing no longer comes out. Life seems pointless. I walk around like a zombie. There're times I do things to make myself feel. People used...
    Byeluv Byeluv
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 25, 2015

    I miss you like crazy.

    like, the waves miss the sunkissed land, like, sand. Can't you see? if you were made for anyone, let it be me. fate is just a poem, but so is life. so are we. in this endless sea of salt and blood and nicotine. I'm nothing. NOTHING without you. Just a lost girl looking for a way...
    BrookeWhoAreYou BrookeWhoAreYou
    18-21, F
    Jan 16, 2016
    emilyerror emilyerror
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 31, 2015

    I remember loving that line years ago.

    ..until my brain became such a mess.. now I'd rather feel nothing.
    Cocrispy Cocrispy
    22-25, M
    Mar 19, 2016

    i am so numb that pain is all i feel.

    .physical and mental..my body aches daily almost my hands and fingers are stuck like claws my jaw is locked so i cannot speak. my heart aches and leaks my life line slowly through the damage. my body flinches from hands whether gentle or cruel. but yet i crave the torture you...
    moongoddess35 moongoddess35
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 11, 2016
    DixieLandDiva101 DixieLandDiva101
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Dec 3, 2015

    because a strong person never gives up on love,

    no matter how many times it hurts, it only makes us stronger, but once you decide to become dumb, you lose yourself, you become weak because you lose your strength. you give up on yourself and the world around you, and when it comes a time when somebody will need you. but what...
    vf702 vf702
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 14, 2015

    Something radically different.

    ..I have an interesting idea for all of the independent thinkers, adventurers, and misfits out there. I started a new blog called "outsider olympics". I have always felt like an outsider, and I don't see it as a bad thing, although I do often wish I could feel a greater sense...
    lesliel33 lesliel33
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 3, 2016

    Physical pain reminds me

    that I'm still alive. It makes me feel again.
    BrokenBabygirlx BrokenBabygirlx
    22-25, F
    Jun 15, 2015

    Pain is a good thing.

    . I think I've gotten to the point where I feel little pain and its kind of scary. I am starting to become more aware that the more I get **** on the stronger I become to pain.. I think I might take it easier on myself so I don't lose the whole feeling in general. Pain makes us...
    iluvsublime iluvsublime
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 22, 2015

    Like I try to take pain meds to help the pain,

    but it doesn't help. My body is immune to pain meds of any type. I always wonder why is had to be those ones. Could there be a reason why it was this specific type of medicine?
    ToukaKirishima ToukaKirishima
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Dec 23, 2015

    Because somehow feeling something makes you

    realise your still clinging onto the privilege of being alive even though the world continually tries to bring you down.
    VivFx69 VivFx69
    13-15, F
    1 Response Oct 30, 2015

    if you feel absolutley nothing your nothing more

    than a rag doll to your own life. its better to feel something than nothing.
    LoneWolfLogan LoneWolfLogan
    13-15, M
    Mar 12, 2016

    My friends keep on telling me

    that I'm a masochist because I always prefer to feel pain than feel numb about everything. Pain is what makes me human. I think not feeling any pain at all makes one 's life boring.
    UniquelySavage UniquelySavage
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 5, 2015

    Just like three days grace says.

    Pain without love. Pain can't get enough. Pain I like it rough cause id rather feel pain than nothing at all. Could you imagine never feelingl love, happiness, excitement or any emotion. I couldn't but if you think about you dont feel anything without pain. Rather it be...
    WhisperingEchoes WhisperingEchoes
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 2, 2014

    I don't like feeling numb of emotion.

    I self harm to feel something rather than just numbness.
    deleted deleted
    May 16, 2015

    Three Days Grace ~ Pain

    You're sick of feeling numb you're not the only one I'll take you by the hand and I'll show you a world that you can understand This life is filled with hurt when happiness doesn't work Trust me and take my hand When the lights go out, you'll understand...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 27, 2008

    Pain is there for a reason,

    to give us a feeling in lack of love. Because without the pain, we would be numb. And although pain hurts, numbness destroys the soul, that gives us the chance to love again.
    ImAlivingParadox ImAlivingParadox
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 20, 2015

    Did anyone else instantly think of the song

    Pain - Three Days Grace when they saw this group bc same.
    Hetty2001 Hetty2001
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 12, 2016

    Negative emotions are actually good things

    if you think about it, We experience negative emotions in a positive manner mainly when we are kids. So if we were to feel bad or get scolded we would never or at least try not to do what it was that gave us painful emotions. No point being emotionless as it gets us nowhere...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 22, 2014

    pain means your living.

    when you feel pain thats when you know to go harder, dig deeper. i love pain because pain is for the living. it reminds me that i need to change something to get me back on the right track towards being happy. it reminds me to LIVE.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Feb 1, 2015

    pain is the only feeling I have

    or at least that's how it feels I hate having to live like what they say does not hurt me
    anshaw anshaw
    13-15, F
    5 Responses Jul 26, 2015

    When you go through two decades during

    which you experience nothing but pain every day, hour, minute, and second, you feel alive and strong, like you've endured an enormous ordeal. Times when you hold your head up are rare, but all you can do is have faith and hope that it ends soon.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 23, 2015

    Sometimes when someone hurts you

    so bad you don't feel it anymore. The pain is excruciating at first, but it fades into a numbing tingle.. until nothing was left. When the pain becomes nothing you begin to realize you were nothing. That there was no point to life. And you begin to wonder….if you were to...
    MyNameMeansLight MyNameMeansLight
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 15, 2015

    Just realise; Pain by three days grace: cause

    id rather feel pain than nothing at aaaall, PAAIN, without love PAIN, i cant get enough, PAIN, i like it rough cuz id rather feel pain than nothing at aaaall!!!!!!
    darkspiritwolf darkspiritwolf
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 16, 2016

    I don't know what to think of this.

    My body doesn't want me to numb the pain. I try everything, but the pain follows. Could this be a sign to something bigge or just to show I need to still fight?
    ToukaKirishima ToukaKirishima
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jan 10, 2016

    "pain is your friend,

    it is your ally. Pain tells you have been seriously wounded, and you know what the best thing about pain is? It tells you you're not dead yet!" tokyo ghoul I feel this is true
    deleted deleted
    Mar 3, 2015

    After being on lithium

    for 1-2 years... numb is not better than fluctuations. Pain hurts, but is a constant in my world. My pain is both physical and mental. But I'll still find seconds of smiles.
    iisTHC iisTHC
    31-35, T
    Aug 9, 2015

    I'd kinda rather feel pain then nothing.

    I don't want to feel nothing. I'm feeling terrible life is so meh right now.
    Gayprince1234 Gayprince1234
    13-15, M
    Jan 14, 2016

    I've started to feel

    so empty again. There is nothing in my life that really makes me happy or sad. I feel like a empty shell. I can lie in bed or the sofa and just stare on the celing. The only thing I know is that I'm alone. Completely.
    vicki90 vicki90
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Aug 23, 2015

    Pain without love pain can't get enough pain I

    like it rough cause I'd rather feel pain than nothing at all 🎶
    ASadCatNamedNadia ASadCatNamedNadia
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 20, 2016

    i prefer having a break up over no relation at

    all if i'd never had someone.. i'd never experienced what love was like but it's always sad when it ends so what just don't gkve up and move on to the next one.
    brandoncremers brandoncremers
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 20, 2016

    Much of the pain that I have felt in my life

    are things that at one point brought me extreme joy, happiness and fulfillment. So, would it have been better to have never known the warmth and love of my mother before losing her tragically? Or to have forgone that first love, with whom I grew, loved and shared so much...
    Patmaster Patmaster
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Jun 17, 2015

    You always feel like your missing something

    when you're feeling nothing at all and the worst part is you don't know what it is. At least witch pain you can tell why you're upset. You can't really tell why you're numb.
    LookAtTheStars103 LookAtTheStars103
    18-21, F
    Nov 3, 2015

    Pain is a beautiful thing.

    It lets you know that you are still alive. That you still have a beating heart inside of you. Pain stops you from feeling numb. From feeling like nothing and everything all at once. Pain gives you something to concentrate on. Something to cling to when everything else is falling...
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    Mar 18, 2015
    TheUnseenSameIsTheTbfhest TheUnseenSameIsTheTbfhest
    22-25, T
    Jan 11, 2016
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