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I 'd Rather Feel Pain Than Nothing At All

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    I'm from Ohio, but for these couple of days I'm

    staying with my best friend who moved away here in North Carolina. I've been having the time of my life, up until last night. we went over to her boyfriends house and he invited his friend that i was suppose to have a thing for. I was excited for the night; I've already went out...
    jesscole jesscole 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 18, 2014

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    There was a time I felt nothing.

    .just an empty shell,Ha many times....Pain can be a great motivator to show me what I DONT want.If I feel nothing than nothing changes,nothing becomes.At least feeling pain I can make a choice to start the Healing.
    livinkarma livinkarma 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 9, 2014

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    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...
    holehearted79 holehearted79 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2014

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    For the past few months,

    I've been feeling so numb inside. I have no clue why, but it feels so wrong. I have everything I have ever needed, why do I still get the feeling that something will go so terribly wrong? But having to adapt to a new environment without the ones you are used to by your side is...
    ashikin ashikin 13-15, F Feb 2, 2014

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    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 13-15, F Sep 10, 2014

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    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

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    As a person who self harms.

    .. Yes, I'd rather feel pain than nothing at all. Pain means I'm still alive... slw
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    do you ever get those moments in life

    where you have so many conflicting emotions flooding your mind and your heart that you become numb from it all, or is it just me? well, im numb right now. when im numb, I just don't care. I mean, why should I. I am not myself when im numb. its not too bad yet, so I have some...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 24, 2014

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    Ripjr Ripjr 18-21, M Jan 5, 2014

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    That's how you know you are still alive.

    As someone who can become and feel empty, i must say it is a very scary place. So even pain is better than emptiness
    AnjaM98 AnjaM98 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2014

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    Hugo655 Hugo655 18-21, M 1 Response May 4, 2014

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    Ok first off totally love this song!

    !!! Secondly I do have to agree. Pain lets you know you're still alive. Its also a turn on at times. ;)
    SadisticPsychoBitch SadisticPsychoBitch 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2014

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    I've ruined flirtationship with someone .

    i'd rather feel pain but it came up that i felt nothing at all . though I've feeling for him much.
    Mmontag Mmontag 18-21, F Oct 17, 2014

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    Feeling numb is the worst feeling.

    That's why I would rather be sad
    Anon1700 Anon1700 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 6, 2014

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    Ok, I need to correct a mistake from last time.

    Pain is the most terrible thing, but it means you're alive. When you stop feeling, you're dead. Only item that takes up space. That's all I wanted to say.
    EvilMiracle EvilMiracle 16-17 Dec 10, 2013

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    Sometimes, when I wonder

    whether all this drama is real, I need to feel pain to know I'm still alive. It's a rush I need.
    JewelsBaby JewelsBaby 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    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...
    MisssValentine MisssValentine 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2014

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    At least then you know you feel something

    and i guess we all need some pain to truly realize how good something's are
    HidingTheScars HidingTheScars 13-15, F 1 Response May 4, 2014

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    Because if I don't feel pain,

    I won't feel anything
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 4, 2014

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    Depends in what context.

    But if im fooling around with a guy then bring on the pain...a bit of heavy s&m is fun!
    thegaychef thegaychef 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 8, 2014

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    I think I heard this phrase

    before in a Green Day song once... and I had to pause and think about what that really meant. And why someone would rather feel pain than nothing. And at first I thought how dumb I would rather feel nothing, I don't like pain. But now, I would rather have pain. Something...
    ccxc910 ccxc910 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2014

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    its true pain is natural

    and proves your brain and nerves are working but feeling noting is not natural . sometimes i feel nothing because of my depression and i self harm so its true id rather feel the pain from a cut than the nothingness of depression..
    maylane maylane 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 3, 2014

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    I'm actually not so sure i will anymore.

    This pain is just too much
    MsLouise MsLouise 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 27, 2014

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    Really?

    Really? Really? When someone opens your heart, and leaves you to bleed, I'll ask you then.  I feel nothing but pain. Most in the world would like to not feel. But still, I   carry in myself the pain of my environment. Whatever you do, the pain will not go away. I can be happy...
    EvilMiracle EvilMiracle 16-17 Dec 7, 2013

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    PAIN/Without love/PAIN/I can't get

    enough/PAIN/I like it rough cause I'd rather feel pain than nothing at all/Rather feel PAIN
    onexnick onexnick 22-25, M Jan 14

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    Sometimes I think I would

    rather feel nothing at all. Like when someone continually lies to you and insults your intelligence. I think I'd rather not let it hurt me.
    LadyLouisiana LadyLouisiana 56-60, F 4 Responses Jan 13

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    Can You Recover?

    If you get to the point of feeling nothing, can you recover, or will you forever feel nothing? At least feeling pain you still feel, and are capable of feeling joy and happiness given the right circumstances.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 11, 2013

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    Death is an open door to an unknown

    for some, and to the truth for others. but we all have birth and death in common
    HandyMannyWanny HandyMannyWanny 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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