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#207837 - 10/29/12 12:01 PM A Research Man's Prayer
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“The Research Man’s Prayer”
Help me be MANIC so I may be joyous though the results are equivocal.
Help me be DEPRESSIVE for when a prediction is verified, I must know that it will not later be confirmed.
Help me be SADISTIC so I suffer not though the subjects be sorely anguished.
Help me be MASOCHISTIC for even the most obstinate experimental animal should be a pleasure to me.
Help me be PSYCHOPATHIC to quiet the guilt when I tell loved ones that the experiment is going well.
Help me be SCHIZOPHRENIC to sustain myself by finding hopeful trends in random data.
Help me be PARANOID so I can see in the hostile attitudes of others the supremacy of my own work.
Help me to have ANXIETY ATTACKS so that even on holidays I find myself toiling in the laboratory.
Help my wife get a job! for when I cross over the shadowy border of normalcy, somebody will have to support the kids. Amen.
-- R.A McCleary in the Worm Runner's Digest, November 1960_________________________
----please, draw me a sheep----
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