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Old 10-01-2019, 12:06 PM
mischievous is offline
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Originally Posted by slalexan View Post
The waiting fucking sucks. Their office has been open for an hour and a half already. I know that the lab is gonna take as long as they do...
I feel like Schrodinger's cat, in a state of both pregnant and not, happy and sad, both and neither until the damn box is opened.

I'm not even remotely Christian, but if there's any book that has helped me, it's C.S. Lewis's Screwtape Letters. There's a really good chapter in there about how humans deal really poorly with uncertainty, and try to prepare themselves for all possible outcomes even though that's clearly impossible. If you step back from the challenge of preparing for the outcomes and tackle the uncertainty itself as today's challenge, I find that really helps.

I know we're moving into a new month's minirant thread, but keep us posted if you can.

Last edited by mischievous; 10-01-2019 at 12:06 PM.