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Why do something if you know it's going to cause you more pain?

This was the question I got asked by a year 8 student while doing the final dress rehearsal for the school production this morning, and for once it actually got me to stop and think. Why am I running around after actors for hours on end being the stage manager and directing them?

It is a pretty simple response, but I was temporarily at a loss for words. The short answer is that no matter what I do in life, it is going to hurt, and I love doing the school production so much! Walking, getting dressed, brushing my teeth, and eating lunch… everything is going to hurt. The real question is, how afraid are you of the pain? Are you willing to fight through the pain to do all the things you are passionate about in life? Or are you going to curl up in a corner and say not today?

I have had cerebral palsy related pain for as long as I can remember, where I could go a while with no pain, but then it being worse in winter or if it was cold. However, for about the past 3 years I have had chronic pai…