which is worse?

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Which is worse, emotional or physical pain?

emotional pain
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physical pain
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Re: which is worse?

Postby Juice » Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:53 am

I voted physical pain.
Someone says they hate you. Oh well, you can get over it with no bodily harm.
Someone slugs you as hard as they possibly can. Ouch. It could cause permanent damage, lost teeth, etc., which to me, seems much worse.
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Re: which is worse?

Postby BookWorm3 » Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:41 am

Well, the type of emotional pain that I thought would be worse than physical pain, is more than just shrugging off an insult. I was talking about deep depression. Like the kind caused by the loss of a loved one, or verbal abuse from someone that you love. It can cause pain on the inside and out.
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Re: which is worse?

Postby Juice » Thu Oct 04, 2007 2:27 am

Hmm, I see your point. I guess my example was kind of bad, because it was only a minor insult.
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Re: which is worse?

Postby marquee+artemis » Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:18 am

I think emotinal pain is worse because it sticks in your mind and you sometime can never heal the pain. Physical pain, however, can be fixed. Emotinal Pain never really heals. It's always there:nagging at you from the side of your brain. And besides, I don't ever tell anybody-whenever they actually do-that they hurt you. So, physical pain is more bearable. A slap to the face. Sure I'll take it. Simple as Pie.

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Re: which is worse?

Postby diesector21 » Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:26 am

Physical pain, put into a simple explanation, is only a warning your nerves send to your brain for you to 'watch out' what just happened to your body.

Emotional pain is a LOT worse, and even moderate cases of these can result in suicide, and extreme cases can result in suicide, after several murders.

You may have just lost your leg after a brutal car accident, but you can still continue life, albeit a bit differently. However, the thought of hopelessness or loneliless will stop your life completely.
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Re: which is worse?

Postby Doctor Universalis » Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:14 pm

This is a remarkably difficult topic for be to speak intelligently about. I don't believe that I have ever experienced deep emotional pain, and physical pain has always been transient. I suppose that it would have to do with the degree and the permanence of the pain, so I would err on the side of emotional pain, as a one-time event (death of a loved one, for instance) is almost guaranteed to occur at some point in one's life, and can have long lasting effects, where truly persistent physical pain is less likely, and more directly treatable. I would ultimately defer, I am sure, to someone who has actually experienced both in plenty (I hope there is no one here who fits the description: I don't want (unnecessary) pain for people anywhere in the past, present, or future).
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Re: which is worse?

Postby carino » Wed Nov 14, 2007 12:58 am

Emotional pain is definitely worse for me. I know that both emotional and physical pain can be damaging..but for me I'd rather not be able to do some things physically than have my mind affected by it or whatever. That would suck so much!!
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Re: which is worse?

Postby Will » Sun Dec 23, 2007 2:16 am

Emotional Pain I guess cuz some people get so much of it they physically hurt themselves

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Re: which is worse?

Postby jmyung812 » Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:51 am

Emotional pain because physical pain can heal like a bruise but emotional pain once it gets inside you you might never get it out again.
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Re: which is worse?

Postby Lightbulb621 » Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:46 am

jmyung812 wrote:Emotional pain because physical pain can heal like a bruise but emotional pain once it gets inside you you might never get it out again.


Same with me. I agree.
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Re: which is worse?

Postby Qh_girl » Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:02 pm

I voted emotional pain.

I have never had very bad physical pain before, but I have experienced emotional pain, It hurts. I can/will get very angry or sad at the slightest things. But the more difficult things I keep. They build up. I've had outbursts for no apparent reason because it grew so much. Though I still have some that I will never get over. Guilt, anger, greif, all still inside. Can't forgive myself, can't forgive others. Dang it, it really does hurt when you have too much. And it gets in the way of your life. It gets bad too. I've contemplated hurting myself to feel something else. So, when people want to get rid of their emotional pain, they hurt themselves to try to drown it with physical pain. So, yeah, emotional is worse.
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Re: which is worse?

Postby unorthodox yo-yo » Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:52 am

Both Physical and Emotional pain can hurt really bad. Both can be damaging but both can heal too. I've never been hurt real bad but I have experienced emotional pain. I've gotten over it, but there are time when I'll 'relapse' so to speak. Physical pain can relapse too, too but personally I think that if you get hurt one way or the other and they relapse I'd say emotional is worse because after a while you can get used to or come to expect physical pain (or at least certain kinds) emotional pain seems to always hurt like it's the first time and it can hit you suddenly.
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Re: which is worse?

Postby Zobo » Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:26 am

Comon people physical pain. Whats worse you are betrayed and some one metaphorically rips your heart out or a mutant walks up to you punches a hole in your chest a really rips you heart out?
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Re: which is worse?

Postby Sorcha » Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:25 pm

Whats worse you are betrayed and some one metaphorically rips your heart out or a mutant walks up to you punches a hole in your chest a really rips you heart out?


Well, let's just say that a mutant exists, walks up to me and tears my heart out. I'd probably die pretty quickly (if not immediately) after that.

But in all seriousness, the metaphorical tearing out of the heart is a slow pain that'd take a while to get over. The physical ripping out is instant, at least.
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Re: which is worse?

Postby unorthodox yo-yo » Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:25 pm

Zobo wrote:Whats worse you are betrayed and some one metaphorically rips your heart out or a mutant walks up to you punches a hole in your chest a really rips you heart out?


Um... I'd say betrayal. Like Sorcha said, if your heart was physically ripped out, you would die instantly. Maybe 2 seconds of pain, 3 tops. Betrayal can hurt for years.

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