It was revealing to realize I am not the only one who is odynophobhic. I discovered a symapthizer in George Orwell. Here’s what his protagonist Winston says about pain in his book “Nineteen Eighty Four” on page 251:
“Never, for any reason on earth, could you wish for increase of pain. Of pain you could wish only one thing: that it should stop. Nothing in the world is as bad as physical pain. In the face of pain, there are no heroes, no heroes, he thought over and over as he writhed on the floor, clutching uselessly at his disabled left arm.”
How apt! This when few moments ago Winston was considering to take Julia’s share of pain so that she is happy and nothing harms her. Quite a treacherous revelation! Can we betray our loved ones when faced with tormenting unbearable pain? Think about it.