I Don’t Think I’ll Be Able to Win Medium’s New Popularity Contest

Excuse me, Medium’s new guidelines for its Partnership Program. Easy mistake to make.

No matter what the hardcore masochists say, pain sucks. Chronic pain, in all of its iterations, sucks big, fat, hairy, sweaty, elephantine balls. I understand and recognize this, having grown up with a mother who suffered with chronic pain in multiple forms her entire…