What is pressure? I thought of several ways to approach this topic. Pressure to complete this task. Pressure to meet expectations of others. Pressure from my girlfriend ;) I could not come up with an appropriate story or anecdote for Day 6 of the 30 Day Writing Challenge. In researching I started reading various quotes on Pressure and this is what I found.
Great minds comprehend more in a word, a look, a pressure of the hand than ordinary men in long conversations, or the most elaborate correspondence.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
Hermits have no peer pressure.
When you take a drug to treat high blood pressure or diabetes, you have an objective test to measure blood pressure and the amount of sugar in the blood. It is straight-forward. With autism, you are looking for changes in behaviour.
Pressure is when you play for five dollars a hole with only two in your pocket.
I come from a long line of fighters. My maternal grandfather was the toughest guy I ever knew. World War II veteran, killed 20 men, then spent the rest of the war in an Allied prison camp. My father battled blood pressure and obesity all his life. Different kind of fight.
Dwight Shcrute, The Office, Episode: The Fight (2005)
Some other things I don't miss: the media and the pressure of just being asked to do, and being asked questions every day.
Yeah that's right. I stepped up! She's my friend and she needed help. And if I have to I'd pee on any one of you. Only, I couldn't... I got the stage fright. I wanted to help, but there was just too much pressure. So, so I turned to Chandler.
Chandler Bing, Friends, Episode: The One with the Jellyfish (1997)
"Serenity now! Serenity now!"
"What is that?"
"The doctor gave me a relaxation cassette. When my blood pressure gets too high, the man on the tape tells me to say 'serenity now!'"
"Are you supposed to yell it?"
"The man on the tape wasn't specific."
Frank Costanza and Cosmo Kramer, Seinfeld, Episode "The Serenity Now" (1997)
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