The purpose of pain is to say to the brain:
Ow! Houston we’ve got a problem…
But once we’ve got the message we don’t need it again and again…
What do we want? Symptom Relief!
When do we want it? Now!
When you’ve had enough of it there’s just no need to suffer it
Just pop a little caplet and Ibuprofen will buffer it
I've had a go with Aspirin, Codeine and Paracetamol
With Solpadeine, Co-codamol, with Anadin and Ultramol
I love them all, I really do, but I prefer Ibuprofen
There are other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs around
Your NSAID’s these days are quite thick on the ground
There’s Naproxen, there's Nabumetone
and, of course, there's Indomethacin
Each with much to offer us. But I prefer Ibuprofen
I love the way the compound sticks its cheeky little hand in
The way it blocks the enzyme that creates the prostaglandin
Reducing fever, inflammation, and mild to moderate pain
Yes I know it isn’t curative, in anyway preventative
But to dwell on what it doesn’t do is anally retentative
I know it doesn’t treat the cause, the cause will still be there
But it lends a hand, it puts the ‘pal’ back into palliative care.
It does exactly what you’d expect it to say it would do if it came in a tin
Zen Habits upsets expectations, which is a good thing in this case.
Zen Habits is a blog that offers tips on how to be more productive, but also gives concrete advice about how to do nothing. It offers lots of advice about doing things that will make you happier, but does so without promising permanent bliss.