Is pain just an emotion? I understand that pain is brought about by such things like nerve endings sending signals to the brain in an effort to notify us of danger, much like the hand on the oven burner. Hey… it’s hot, might want to move your hand away from the fire. But the brain confuses dangerous pain (permanently harming the body) with necessary pain (vaccine shots). You can control pain in much the same way as you can control an emotion. Such as an emotional person cries during a sad movie and a construction worker does not. You can control your reaction to physical pain by expecting it. If you know someone is going to be sticking a needle in your arm you can prepare for the pain and stunt the brains natural reaction to move away from it. This to me seems no different than controlling an emotion. Sorry, just rambling today. This constantly pops into my head.