"Same areas of the brain get activated when we experience social rejection or betrayal of a loved one as when we spill hot coffee on our arm. In other words, emotional pain hurts the same as physical pain. Science has developed drugs that can alleviate, in some cases eliminate our physical pain. And some of those same drugs are now proven helpful in eliminating our emotional pain. So the prescription for a broken heart might actually be - Take 2 Tylenol and call me in the morning. But is numbing our pain always a good thing? The more we know pain, in all its varying flavors, the more we can appreciate the sensations of the feelings tha we like. It’s the nature of contrast. If we never felt bitterness or anger, then we wouldn’t deeply appreciate our happiness. And if we never knew fear, then we couldn’t admire courage. So maybe to more fully enjoy the beauty in our lives, we must first acknowledge and embrace our pain."
Perception S03E02 (This has to be one of the best written shows ever!!!)