Attempt to Conceal

“Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say ‘My tooth is aching’ than to say ‘My heart is broken.'”  ~C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain © 1940

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  1. This, as I see it, is one of our biggest problems which, when it is overcome, will yield a rich fund of renewed energy.

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