The Boy Who Went Forth to Learn Pain

We are all some what familiar with the story The Boy Who Went Forth to Learn Fear and it is many variations. Yet there does exist a boy who does not know pain. Seems there is this rare medical disorder that doesn’t allow him to feel pain, salve and he doesn’t cry when he is hungry, symptoms or needs changing since it doesnt’ physically bother him.

This is just the strangest and freakiest thing:

According to Axelrod, levels of pain vary.

“For some children it’s a mild degree such as breaking a leg, they’ll get up and walk on the leg. They feel that something is uncomfortable but they keep on moving,” she said. “For other children, the pain loss is so severe that they can injure themselves repetitively and actually mutilate themselves because they don’t know when to stop.”

The boy even mutiliated his own tongue when he was teething cause well he felt no pain when he bit it.

This is actually scary to imagine a child’s life like that. Really gives you a glimpse on what pain does to the human body, it sets limits and well it is a better understanding of your body and life.