Bear with me as my mind is not focussed.
I was watching this the other day and its got me thinking (too much) about pleasure and pain and how as individuals we adapt coping mechanisms to ultimately make situations easier.
Although all of this clip raises questions which spring off in different directions, he talks towards the end about people getting shocked and those who know they are getting shocked feel the same kind of intensity each time whereas those who don't realise the switch they are flicking is actually administering a shock, feel less pain each time.
Anyway, it got me thinking about coping mechanisms and the way we can in a sense trick our minds into thinking something.
So i'm throwing this question out to you guys .. Is there a particular coping mechanism you use in life to help you cope?
I realise for each situation depending on the severity, one may endorse a different mechanism.