Many of us may think that if we felt no pain we might be lucky. But this is an illusion since to feel no pain is the worst disease in the world.
To not feel any pain might seem like a dream where one is superman, but the reality is far from rosy. There is a condition called Smith-Magenis Syndrome and those who suffer from it feel no pain. They are simply born without the receptors necessary to feel pain.But the problem is that pain is a sign from Nature. It tells you that there is something wrong and you should do something to redress the source of the pain. You ignore pain at your peril.
Take the example of Josh Hodgkiss, a small wonder who is three years old and feels no pain whatsoever. His parents, though they obviously love him very much, are in a nightmare. They try to protect him from every self-inflicted injury but to no avail. The little brat has until now torn out his toenails, bit his tongue in half and given himself a black eye. He is hyperactive and stays awake while others sleep (another symptom of the disease).
The local council has provided a special padded tent worth 10,000 pounds for him.Furthermore his parents have renovated and made their home safe by investing 12,000pounds. Josh is a happy, loving kid but often he has temper tantrums and that is when things go very wrong. He lashes out at himself and others thereby injuring self and others in the process. The little one has become a real nuisance for other kids and their parents.
So for anyone who feels that it would be a good thing not to suffer, think twice. Pain is a gift from God for it tells you that something needs attention whether it is a stubbed toe ora torn hamstring. To not feel any pain is possibly the worst fate anyone could suffer. For while the disease has made Josh Hodgkiss a tough little tyke that can take anything that comes his way he also gets hurt so often that it virtually becomes a pain in the neck (nopun intended).