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Life as a grad student: balance

As a grad student, I face a lot of stress, especially now as I'm trying to finish up. The following verse has always helped me to maintain balance in my life for years, and is my favorite verse:

The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails—given by one Shepherd. Be warned, my son, of anything in addition to them.
Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body.
Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of humanity.
For God will bring every deed into judgment,
including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.
Ecclesiastes 12:11-14


Also, for a good perspective, be it life, school, dealing with others...

When you are disturbed, do not sin; ponder it on your beds, and be silent.
Offer right sacrifices, and put your trust in the Lord.
There are many who say, 'O that we might see some good! Let the light of your face shine upon us, O Lord!'
You have put gladness in my heart, more than when their grain and wine abound.
I will both lie down and sleep in peace; for you alone, O Lord, make me like down in safety.

Psalm 4:4-8 (from the wonderful New Revised Standard Version)

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