Toward a Better Understanding of the Legend of Growing Pains

Toward a Better Understanding of the Legend of Growing Pains

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Toward a Better Understanding of the Legend of Growing Pains

“Oh yes, I am wise, but it’s wisdom born of pain. — “I Am Woman,” Helen Reddy “Gain from pain” is not a new concept. The notion can be traced back several millennia to “The Ethics of the Fathers: Pirkei Avot,” a book of the Jewish Mishnah. It presents moral advice and insights of the leading rabbinical scholars of different generations, such as Ben Hei Hei’s, “According to the pain is the gain” (5:21).  Robert…

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