Kind of stemming from my other question about whether bacteria avoidance had anything to do with immunity.
I seem to have a pretty high pain tolerance compared to others i know. I have been using my hands in extreme work conditions over the past 10-12 years, getting burnt, and cut pretty much on a daily basis. I walk probably 10 miles a day, my feet seem to tolerate this no matter my footwear.
However, my father was a mechanic, he has some of the most calloused hands i have seen, yet they seem to be extremely sensitive to everything that happens to them.
And then some people’s world comes crashing down over a paper cut.
So my question is; is pain tolerance built up, or are people born with it?