January 25, 2002
A threat to a part of your life is in fact a threat to your life. Maybe not the whole of it but enough to put a demerit in the pursuit of being closest to a perfect life or whatever level on the mortal honor roll one will be engraved onto at the terminal graduation. When you are threatened with death, even if it's an exaggerated metaphorical and physical threat, mustn't be looked upon lightly despite any obvious assurance that it will not be fulfilled. A mild threat like that of loss of a job must be taken as serious.