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    Default Should humans be given the ability to toggle when they feel pain?

    Should humans be given the ability to toggle on/off their pain receptors? Like basically we can decide when we can feel pain.

    We can still feel texture and stuff, but given a certain intensity threshold, we can eliminate the feeling of pain.

    Good idea or not?

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    Bad idea.
    Look at those who are immune to pain, it seems great, but because of so they tend to have very short lifespans.
    For every one time pain annoys you, there are about a hundred times it saves you from disfiguring yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TreyTrey12 View Post
    Bad idea.
    Look at those who are immune to pain, it seems great, but because of so they tend to have very short lifespans.
    For every one time pain annoys you, there are about a hundred times it saves you from disfiguring yourself.
    The people who are immune to pain can't toggle on or off when they can feel it. My hypothetical scenario indicates that what if humans have the ability to decide when to feel pain.

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    would be great with diseases and painful accidents i guess.
    to be able to toggle it off after something already has happened and you know why its happening

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    we can, it's called morphine

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    i need the pain 2 feel that im rly alive

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    No. Pain is an indicator that something's wrong.

    Turning it off at will could shorten your life to the next couple of hours. Yes, this includes stomach pains, headaches and other common pains.

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    There are people who genuinely enjoy pain. I'm not one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avarance View Post
    i need the pain 2 feel that im rly alive
    so dep

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    i guess im a masochist i love pain. maybe i am a sick person after all.


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    dub i have a feeling if you had your kneecap smashed with a hammer you wouldn't feel so masochistic

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    Being someone who suffers from chronic pain, I'd love to selectively turn off pain. Yeah, turning off pain can be a stupid choice when your life's at risk, but turning off a migraine for the third day in a row so I can actually get some work done isn't going to shorten my lifespan.

    Upside of chronic pain suffering: I have a pretty high tolerance to pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSkald View Post
    dub i have a feeling if you had your kneecap smashed with a hammer you wouldn't feel so masochistic
    who knows ^^ i hurt all the time i just dont let it bother me. i dont get off to pain at all thats not me. but it seems all these years ive learned to not let pain bother me and guess start enjoying it oO.

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    We do. It's called shock, rage, arrogance, etc.

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