i’ll take the bigger needle if it’ll get it over with sooner

That’s what extreme dreaders said when faced with receiving a more painful stimulus sooner versus a less painful stimulus later. I have to admit that I’m quite the chicken when it comes to pain. And I sure know the feeling of waiting and anticipating the pain with dread. But would I want more pain just to get it over with faster? I don’t think so. But I sure feel for those who do. If only they’d hurry up and invent the hypospray already.

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