Life here is so orderly, so predictable-so painless. It’s what they’ve chosen. ” (Chapter 13, pg. 103). I wish that in this book that they would have at least asked for guidance. I thought this last quote was weird but very interesting because it proves that it had to be a punishment. “You will be faced; now, with pain of a magnitude that none of us here can comprehend because it is beyond our experience. The Receiver himself was not able to describe it, only to remind us that you would be faced with it, that you would need immense courage. (Chapter 8, pg. 63). After reading this evidence I thought that we are lucky to live in the world we live in. In conclusion Jonas’ assignment was a burden to me because he had to know everything and feel everything while everyone else felt nothing. When he had to accept this “job” I didn’t feel sorry for him at first until I knew it was a burden. In the end it was mainly a punishment. I think that the elders rethink this honor and think of it as a punishment.