When the head aches, all the members partake of the pain.[translation by John Willis Clark]When the head suffers all the members suffer.[translation by John Ormsby][Que cuando la cabeza duele, todos los miembros duelen.]
It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.
You’re only human. And as humans, we can’t expect to shoulder all of our pain. Sometimes we have to share it with the people who love us so we don’t come crashing down from the weight of it all.
There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life’s sores the better.