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Posted by Todd ( on January 16, 2000 at 16:02:11:

In Reply to: scales are personal tools, not universal ratings posted by gary on January 16, 2000 at 14:21:51:

Here's a shamelessly plagerized description I found while searching the net for pain info. It's from

"Pain is a very personal thing. It doesn't have a shape. It can't be weighed. It can't be shown to anyone. And it will not show up in a picture."
"The reason for this is than in actuality, "pain" isn't really in your body any more than "sour" is in a lemon. The experience which is called "sour" requires both the lemon and your tongue. Otherwise, you can slice the lemon all you wish and subject it to all sorts of chemical analyses and you'll still never find the "sour"."

Loved the cast iron skillet analogy. Mine has to do with a hatchet and the fourth digit of my left hand, but is perhaps a bit graphic for

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