The campus is overrun with an epidemic of CSSS–Chronic Serious Student Syndrome. It is common knowledge that if this disease is left untreated, it will be fatal! We are flabbergasted at how serious the students are here at BYU.
We, the pupils of a challenging university, understand that life is hectic and demanding; nevertheless, we need to loosen up. Life is good, enjoy it. Nowhere in the scriptures does it say, Man is that he might be miserable. Isn?t the Lord?s plan, the Plan of Happiness? Or did we miss that week in primary? Don?t the scriptures say, ?To every thing there is a season . . . a time to laugh . . . (and) a time to dance? (Eccl. 3:1, 4)?
We need to laugh at ourselves (and on occasion, others), tell jokes in our research papers, and most importantly, we must watch high-quality, enlightening programs such as ?The Simpsons? on a regular basis.
We feel that through these actions we will understand the eternal picture. It really doesn?t matter if we only got a 96% on that last accounting test, or if we didn?t get the A on that English paper. Heck, the people that do get those grades really don?t enjoy life. They can?t, there is no time, believe us, we?ve been there and done that!
While we are on this topic, why not have fun at the Homecoming dance. As Ecclesiastes says, there is a time for everything, including dancing and having fun. We need the release of tension that we have from all our stress and pressure.
Carpe diem non carpe dolorem!
Students, we plead with you, join us in living life. Of all the sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, it might have been!