Why did it seem like Gandalf really minded and felt pain when he hit his head on bilbo baggins’s house roof? Probably because of context- because he was in a place he considered safe and homely with no obvious source of danger, and thus the hit wasn’t unexpected and through him off guard.
It’s interesting because Gandalf probably endured more dangerous hits from enemies in both the past and future, but seemed less perturbed by them.
Context itself truly is something to explore...
like a person in war- his experience of pain is way different.
how having a higher goal/aim sort of reframed and diffuses pain