A friend gave me a book Fearfully and Wonderfully Made which contained essays by a Dr. Brand. Dr. Brand worked with lepers and made a good argument for the benefit of pain to help protect us. Certainly, too much pain is not a good thing but too little pain can lead to problems and disfigurement as in his patients with leprosy. As much as I hate it, I have to admit that much of what I am I owe to anxiety. Anxiety over possible failing grades was essential to force me to sit and study. Even from a very young age, anxiety has played a part in my life. Anxiety isn’t always a bad thing.