The Privilege of Pain

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(5 stars; 3 reviews)

We have seen that as mankind rises in the scale of civilization the body becomes increasingly less important. Nevertheless, I wish it to be clearly understood, that I do not maintain that it is preferable to be ill than well, but only that each state has its own peculiar privileges, which are rarely interchangeable.

Health and sickness are merely different roads to achievement. The earth requires rain as well as sunshine; we need both tears and laughter; navvies are necessary and so are philosophers.
The book details how people from many professions who had some or other physical disability or pain reached their goals. The introduction is by Kate Douglas Wiggin.
- Summary by Stav Nisser and the conclusion of the book. (2 hr 10 min)


Introduction 6:28 Read by Beth Thomas (1974-2020)
Health And Strength 5:05 Read by Kassie Yang
Soldiers and a Sailor 7:49 Read by Kassie Yang
Ill-Health and its Relation to Genius 6:13 Read by Kassie Yang
Among the Poets 14:17 Read by Jim Locke
Novelists 10:21 Read by Jim Locke
Physical Perfection and its Relation to Civilization 8:25 Read by John
The Physically Handicapped Philosophers 9:48 Read by Linda Johnson
Astronomers and Mathematicians 3:03 Read by John
Statesmen and Politicians 5:53 Read by John
The Freedom of Ill-Health 4:16 Read by Phil Schempf
Artists; Musicians 4:16 Read by Nichalia Schwartz
Three Physicians, a Naturalist and a Chemist; Inventors 3:36 Read by Linda Johnson
Historians and Men of Letters 15:52 Read by Linda Johnson
Protestant Reformers 3:37 Read by Brian James
The Saints 9:55 Read by John
Pain, the Great Teacher; Conclusion 11:07 Read by Beth Thomas (1974-2020)



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Fixed the keyword, before I even saw your review. The coordinator of this project is blind, and sometimes typos occur due to her voice-to-text program. Thanks for your patience.

none fiction?

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how about 'non fiction'. Thank you.