That pain back in LIFE LESSON Number 1
was for your benefit. You were being taught to breathe, invited to suck down a yummy oxygen/nitrogen cocktail. That painful whack was necessary for your growth. Of course, had you been told this at that time, you still would not have understood with your naïve lil' baby mind. And so it goes for much of the pain in your life. Often you need to evolve a bit more before you can understand a bit more.
By now you know: you live in a world of 1,000,001 interpretations.
By now you know: you must resist staying stuck on merely one.