Emo music aside, life can be very painful.
Pain is our body's way of telling us to move away from danger and damage, whether physical or emotional.
In our youth, we sought that pain out. The pain that told us we were growing faster and stronger. The same pain that told us we had done a hard day's work and earned our keep.
In our age, the pain becomes that guest that just won't leave. It has made itself a home deep in our muscles and bones. It tells us nothing more than "Hey."
“People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that's bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they're afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they're wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It's all in how you carry it. That's what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you're letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.”
~ Jim Morrison, The Doors