“The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent, but if we can come to terms with this indifference, then our existence as a species can have genuine meaning. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.”……..Stanley Kubrick
I was reviewing the headache section in First Aid when I encountered cluster headaches. I decided to look it up. I came across these videos. Both videos are very interesting. I sincerely hope medicine can find a treatment for these headaches. As much grant money as possible should be put into researching this ailment. The pain that these people experience must be the definition of hell.
It is interesting that the religious guy in the second video is still clinging to his faith. He has one of the most painful disorders known to man yet he is still deeply religious. This man is an amazing person. He views his disorder as a test given to him by a benevolent creator. I view it is as an example of the indifference of the universe. The universe does not care about your pleasure or your suffering. The planets still orbit around the sun whether you suffer or not. The universe simply is. It is up to us humans to transcend nature. By curing suffering we can be rise above nature. We can be more moral than the universe that we find ourselves in.