Why do we need to feel pain?

At first glance this video appears to be about addiction - so why would you watch it unless you had a serious addiction problem. 

My advice - if you have ever experienced pain of any kind, watch this. If you have any situation or habit you don't understand or can't get on top of - watch this. 

Gabor Mate is ahead of his time. This is a brilliant insight into his understanding of the bodymind and how we work (or don't)