More on Angst Philosophy

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.

5 Responses to “More on Angst Philosophy”

  1. 1 falcon November 24, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    Ever heard of term masochist???

    Poonam: Yes, but I could be the last person on this earth to derive pleasure from pain. Do not tell me you are a masochist? I am scared of them too. 😦

  2. 3 falcon December 3, 2007 at 5:18 pm


    You see it has it’s own philosophy behind it…ie the way i see it..

    1. u must have heard of the question how to make a line small without erasing or cutting it.. Ans draw a bigger line beside it!!!! SAME GOES OVER HERE.

    2. it is sometimes done to boost ypur ego… or a have a vague sense of achievment.

    3. To instill fear in the heart of others… mind u it works… u can escape being beaten black and blue if other see u as psycho… the logic if this man can hurt himself so much imagine what it can do to me.. moreover he is mentaly unstable…

    4. Sometimes it is done to impress somebody but in fact it doesn’t work that ways….

    5. someties it can give you a lot of mental satisfaction … it really does… it’s wierd but sometimes and just sometimes being weird helps…

    Poonam: Falcon, how do you know masochism provides mental satisfaction? Is it first-hand knowledge or second-hand knowledge?

  3. 4 falcon December 5, 2007 at 4:38 pm


    My dear,
    Am I supposed to answer ur every Question????

    Make a wild guess …. u are entitlrd to have ur own opinion

    Poonam: Ok, don’t answer. 🙂 No guesses, I don’t like guessing games at all. 😛

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