Humans are Weird: Pain
Ok, soI was hanging out with my best friend, and westarted playing tennis (not real tennis, Im talking about slapping eachothers hand and seeing who can stand it the longest) and bloody knuckes. And that got me thinking… Tennis and Bloody knuckles are games that really hurt but its fun and we do it anyway. Even if pain is an indicator that something is wrong, or we should stop doing whatever caused that pain. So I had to write about this.
Ever since Viavian’ak overheard Alana and Rosa talking about eating capsacin in large amounts, xe kept xer distance. Eventually, xe had to start working with them again. Xe didnt want to, but its not there couldbe anything else that humans did that was stupid or dangerous right? Sure, there were numerous things, but still. There couldnt be anything else stupid or dangerous they did “just for fun.” Viavian’ak was still afraid of them but… no use in keeping distance.
At least thats what xe thought til xe heard Rosa suggest they play Tennis or Bloody Knuckles to cure their boredom. Viavian’ak really hoped they chose to play tennies. Bloody knuckles sounded very dangerous… and bloody to. Xe took back what xe said about Humans not doing anymore dangerous and stupid activities than they do already. Rosa’s suggestion of bloody knuckles proved that wrong.
“Do I really have to choose between Bloody Knuckles and Tennis? Both of those are fun!”
“You gotta choose! Ok Actually, how about we do both? Lets start with bloody knuckles. I always win that one.”
“I will this time!”
“No you wont.” Rosa laughed a bit. Viavian’ak was horrified. Xe was gonna get a medic but… morbid curiosity kept them from going to get one. And then, they started punching eachother! Well, only eachother’s knuckles but still! Viavian’ak still couldnt get up to get a medic. Whether xe was frozen in curioistyor fear, xe didnt know. This much curiosity is ahuman thing! Humans are rubbing off on xer… They continued punching eachother’s knuckles for about five minutes before Alana flinched and pulled her hand up to her chest.
“Ok Ok you win again.”
“I knew I was.”
There was no blood but both of their knuckles were really red. Viavian’ak was pleasently surprised. Xe expected so much blood. But at least they were about to play tennis. A much more safer human activity. Xe did wonder where they were going to get the rackets and the balls.
“I always win at tennis to.”
“Ok, Im definitely winning this time!”
Viavian’ak thought for a second, that they were going to arm wrestle instead, but no! They started slapping eachother’s hand! Very hard! Viavian was horrified. This wasnt tennis!”What are you two doing! That is not tennis!”
Both Alana and Rosa looked over to xer. Neither stopped slapping the others hand. They glanced at eachother and laughed a bit. Alana decided to try and explain.
“Ok, Vi. The ‘proper’ name of this game is slap tennis.”
“But doesnt that hurt?!”
Rosa immediately nodded.”Oh yeah. A lot. Bloody knuckles hurts a lot to.”
“Then why do you continue to do it!?”
“I always win, and its fun.”
“Isnt pain an indicator that something is wrong or you should stop doing something?!”
Alana rolled her eyes.”Well yes, but this is fun pain.”
“Fun pain!?” Viavian’ak couldnt take this anymore and just got up and walked away. Xe just couldnt beleive it.”Humans induce pain on eachother for fun… for fun!”