thread: 2006-01-17 : Hurt and Abandonment

On 2006-01-18, TonyLB wrote:

"I'd like to hear from somebody that thinks "Nobody Gets Hurt" is wimpy AND has also been hurt."

Also, yo, right here.  I can point you right to a post about an experience that hurt so damn much that my stomach was knotted and I was sobbing ... and that was over IRC.  I shudder to think what kind of shape I'd have been in if that had happened with other people physically present.

I have this sneaking suspicion, actually, that many (perhaps most) people who believe that "Nobody gets hurt" is wimpy believe it because they've been hurt.  Being hurt, deep, as part of a satisfying game teaches you that you will survive, and that you can walk away from the pain with something worth having.

As we say in my martial arts practice, "Bruises fade, chicks dig scars, but glory lasts forever."


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