Pain--its Purpose and,yes, even its Value. Has anybody found a purpose and/or value from their painful experiences? Let's put it this way--what lessons have your painful experiences taught you? In my case, one of the lessons I've learned is Forgiveness. Many of us suffer Mistreatment from others, mistreatment that is Unjustified and Unfair, which of course has happened many times in my case. But despite that, I learn to forgive. The way I achieve that is by realizing that Nobody is perfect. If you practice honesty with yourself, even you might realize that you yourself have done Wrong to other people. And I count not only the Wrongs which are intentional but also the Unintentional ones, because even the Unintentional misdeeds hurt people too. After all, from the "victim's" point of view, he/she will still feel hurt. From realizing Nobody is perfect comes the first step in developing forgiveness. That's one of the things I've learned from suffering. So I'd be interested in any of you other forum-participants as far as what you've learned from Suffering.