I saw a phrase on a shirt today while I was grappling at the Jiu Jitsu dojo I go to… it said:
“Pain is weakness leaving the body”
I think the shirt was an advertisement for the marines or some armed forces division.
It got me thinking that the squeeze everyone is feeling because of the poor economy is just our excess, pride and overspending leaving our system (or at least it should be). A little pain every once in a while is not necessarily a bad thing, so long as we react properly to it and make adjustments to not have that pain.