A FB friend of mine shared this picture on her wall:
I tend to agree but not entirely.
The last sentence is based, subliminally, on the assumption that there is a more or less proportional link between pain and someone’s willingness to effect/accept change.
In reality that link is not at all linear, oftentimes the effects are contrary to those expected by the ‘pain dispensers’ or even the connection fails altogether.
And the explanation is simple. We are humans. ‘Pain’ is, or better said should be, treated as a signal that has to be interpreted before acted upon and not as cue – as it happens in the animal world.
Besides that change happens regardless of whether any of us, individually, want it, are prepared for it or scorn it. All we can do is make the best of it.