What I did in school today
Well, I didn't actually do anything, but I did pick up the forms to teach in my county's/state's school system.
In explanation, I think a short philosophy course is in order. Might be more for my benefit than your's, but bear with me.
When I was around thirteen, I found myself worrying about things. Like grades, girls, my appearance, what other people think, did I have enough money, girls, did my car look cool, was I up on the latest rock n roll, girls, did I drink the right beer, girls, etc. Well, one night I thunk to myself that all of this worrying was kind of pathetic. It was like I was worrying about binary equations that didn't exist. If number 1 was the coolest, well I couldn't be number 1, 'cause even the people that were number 1, were only number 1 for about three months. And as to 0, well, hell, you can only go one directon from there, besides, if you have four or five good friends, hell, even one or two, you can't sum out at zero. And, well, who the hell gave a shit anyway? The idea was to be yourself. At least it was in the seventies, now though, maybe you are supposed to be someone else.
It wasn't working for me. I thought worrying just felt like a drain, and it didn't really do anything to make me feel better. So, I established a new rule:
If you think you have a problem, solve it. Get active, make it go away. If it is something you can't control, you are just a victim of other forces on a particular issue, well, it might be worth worrying about. But you shouldn't 'over' worry. So, I decided to save all my worrying up for Tuesday nights at mid-night (which if you're paying attention, you'll realize doesn't exist), and if I wasn't asleep, or too drunk, or otherwise occupied, I would devote one hour to worrying about all of my problems that were beyound my control.
It worked very well. I still had 'problems', but I didn't worry about them. Much. I don't recall...
So, sorta' getting back on topic, 'don't worry, do something'.