Our Neurotic Fear of Suffering: Wesley J Smith

Never in human history has suffering been more readily relieved than today. And yet, paradoxically, we have never been more afraid of suffering.

Our forebears would find this very odd…

Wesley J Smith well worth reading on suffering, euthanasia, and more: http://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2012/08/our-neurotic-fear-of-suffering

…So, how should society best continue the struggle against “the worst of evils?” Rather than a headlong neurotic flight from pain, it seems to me that we should instead refocus our energies and emphases. By all means, combat suffering—but do so morally, by recommitting ourselves to the higher calling of righteousness and virtue as the “defining ends of human action, and therefore of human societies.”

 

 

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