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My friend, may I ask you a question? Since pain typically leads to suffering and suffering often extends pain, are they not the same thing? Although it is true these are linked, it isn’t universally true that they need be. Suffering may be typical, but is it unavoidable? Must we always go through suffering after pain, or is there another place to go far better?

My friend, life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day. I’m Mark Brunner.