So a possible answer on my anatomy test to "Pain receptors are" was "designed to make our lives miserable." At the time, I chuckled at the joke, but looking back, I wonder what pain's purpose is in our lives. Many people see pain as something negative, but I disagree. Pain tells us we are still alive. The physiological purpose of pain is to inform the body something is wrong to prevent further injury. Unfortunately, like almost anything, people can become addicted to pain. The reception of pain can dull over time, causing a certain amount of pain to no longer make people feel alive. As a solution, people increase the amount of pain they receive to exceed their pain tolerance level. However, the danger of trying to feel alive is that it can sometimes cause death. Pain, like certain foods, is good for you in moderation.