There's a whole host of problems that, if unnoticed, do not hurt.
As soon as you become aware of them, you start to hurt.
Therein lies a problem.
The human mind seems to be pretty bad at going all the way back to root causes.
We focus on the proximate cause of problems.
Our awareness expands and gets greater; it hurts; our minds wants to shut down the awareness.
This is a constant struggle. You must stare problems in the face until your blood goes cold and you can deal with them objectively.
It's hard to do.
The awareness isn't what hurts. The hurt was always there. You're just aware of it now.
Don't fight the awareness. Fight the root problems. =