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Comment author: pjeby 12 April 2010 06:32:30PM 9 points [-]

Don't -- the only way to disarm the electric fence is to get to the other side of it first.

Comment author: CronoDAS 13 April 2010 08:48:51PM 8 points [-]

Now that I have no more pressing matters to attend to (specifically, I had to do my taxes) and nobody else is using the computer, I can write a reply.

Mostly, this post reminded me of how I feel about doing homework. Once I almost had a panic attack from looking at a certain textbook. I think I don't have to worry about this particular "ugh field" too much, though, because all I have to do to not have any more homework is to stay out of graduate school.

I probably have some other ones related to thinking about the future in general (I have a tendency to imagine that I'm headed for some horrible fate) and introspection in general (which tends to lead to feelings of worthlessness and wallowing in self-pity). I could try to go into more details, but, well, you know, Ugh Field! ;)