Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Lipshaw's Three Laws of Stress

 The Three Laws of Stress (as observed in Type A people):

1.  Stress will expand to fill the available psychic capacity.

2.  Stress is infinitely expandable regardless of the initial stress energy.

3.  There is a minimal level of stress energy, expressed as a function containing Planck's Constant, such that we can never be free of initial stress energy.

Over our mid-semester break, I undertook a number of steps to relieve myself of the Images-2usual end of semester stress:  prepared two talks; wrote two exams; got an article accepted in a law review; started in on another task I am too embarrassed to mention but which is not due until next January.  As far as I can tell, I have nothing pressing on my to-do list.  My next major commitment for which I am unprepared is teaching contracts in the August and a symposium in October.  I woke up yesterday morning to figure out what I should be worrying about.  You can take the boy out of the Type A, but you can't take the Type A out of the boy.

[Jeff Lipshaw]

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I get stressed by just reading number 2 on that list.

Posted by: Criminal Defense Salem | Apr 5, 2010 4:31:53 PM

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