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I 'd Rather Feel Pain Than Nothing At All

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    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

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    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 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 23, 2015

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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 18, 2015

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    emilyerror emilyerror 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 31, 2015

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    Ever since I was young I don't remember ever

    feeling loved...it's not that I don't think it happens. Right now I have a father figure in my life and he means the world to me and he has helped me so much, but as close as I am to him I know he is not my dad and that when he does things on the weekend he has a family, a wife...
    hatewhoivebecome hatewhoivebecome 16-17, F Sep 29, 2015

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    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 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 6, 2015

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    Yeah. Without it your life would be boring.

    It's like a rainbow in the night. No color. No bliss. No enthusiasm.
    xazygreece xazygreece 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2015

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    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 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm getting more depressed

    as my life goes on I rather feel pain then nothing at all
    DemonLugia DemonLugia 18-21, M Sep 16, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    ToBeFuckinSame ToBeFuckinSame 18-21, T Jan 11

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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...
    WhisperingEchoes WhisperingEchoes 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 2, 2014

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    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

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 25, 2015

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    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.
    insidious94 insidious94 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 23, 2015

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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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    I don't like feeling numb of emotion.

    I self harm to feel something rather than just numbness.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 16, 2015

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    Physical pain reminds me

    that I'm still alive. It makes me feel again.
    BrokenBabygirlx BrokenBabygirlx 18-21, F Jun 15, 2015

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    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

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    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 16-17, F Jan 16

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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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    JustAnotherEmoKid JustAnotherEmoKid 13-15, T 1 Response Oct 30, 2015

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    Max415 Max415 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2015

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    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 26-30, T Aug 9, 2015

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    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 16-17, F Nov 3, 2015

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    "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.
    DragonborneSeth DragonborneSeth 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    I know I'm a bad person

    and it's really difficult for me to care about anyone. I bring pain to others and after wish the pain I brought to them would come to me so I'm not always numb.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 24, 2015

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    incesttalk incesttalk 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 13, 2015

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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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    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 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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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 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 9, 2014

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    DixieLandDiva101 DixieLandDiva101 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 3, 2015

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 22, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 8, 2015

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    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

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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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    "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
    bluehappyness bluehappyness 18-21, M Mar 3, 2015

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    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 26-30 3 Responses Feb 1, 2015

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    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2015

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    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

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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 5, 2015

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    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

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