If sanity and insanity exist, how shall we know them?

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Day’s Verse:

“Do not be worried about your life… Who of you, by being worried, can add a single hour to his life? So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Matt. 6:25, 33 – 34

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[Title kudos go to D.L. Rosenhan’s “On Being Sane in Insane Places”]

God has a marvelous way of speaking to the true listener when need arises. I read the above verses and felt instantly convicted, for I’ve been worrying a huge amount lately. My application and hopeful admission to WPI has weighed on my mind especially after receiving an email from the Dean of Transfer Admissions. He needs to know I’ve taken Precalc at the very least, and I think Math Analysis at BCS counts; but if it doesn’t, to get into WPI I need to take Calculus over the summer. I keep castigating myself for not taking Precalc this semester: Math 113 is a lead-in to it, and I certainly could have taken the placement exam easily enough. Plus, it would have filled my FA and I could have avoided Analytic Reasoning. At the time, though, I didn’t know I’d desire to get into WPI with its Calc requirement. Taking Calc, or even Precalc, at BCC over the summer is hardly the end of the world, but I’ve been exceedingly worried about it. Also, Ian and I botched our only house-sitting inquiry (quoted too high of rates; we were just guessing). That’s bothered me, since it would have been better to live there and do the work for free Continue Reading >>