Getting out of the pressure cooker

If only I had more time!

How often I made this plea as a college student. And I was definitely not atypical.

My response, also typical, was to cut corners wherever possible—thereby, I was sure, utilizing my time more efficiently. That meant getting to classes and meetings just as they were starting, or a minute late; being the last to arrive when I was meeting friends to go somewhere; having someone save a seat for me so I could slip in at the last minute; driving just over the speed limit. And so on. I must have "saved" a lot of minutes. I felt virtuous.

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Since nobody told me
February 18, 1980

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