“Maybe we like the pain. Maybe we're wired that way. Because without it, I don't know; maybe we just wouldn't feel real. What's that saying? Why do I keep hitting myself with a hammer? Because it feels so good when I stop.” Grey's anatomy
Observation 2: Physical Meredith has a very resilient side to her. She has been through so much to losing many people close to her and having so many near death experiences. But she is able to overcome it and thrive. But she can also have a hardiness side to her as well. She is able to be strong and push through it all and make it seem like she is not even phased at all.