Yes, Jim Morrison was a malcontented rock star who loved to stir up controversery. A good bit of that was just a “bad boy” act. He had a troubled childhood and was undoubtedly a codependent. Morrison was also a deep thinker and a poet who sometimes spoke with deep truth like when he said this. People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bulls#!t. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.
Pain is temporary.
It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year,
but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place.
If I quit, however, it lasts forever.