It’s okay to lock yourself inside of Bobst until you finish studying. Whether you are naturally a perfectionist, or caffeine and Adderall boosts your will power to study all night, obsessing over work has its benefits.
Perhaps finals week is mere practice for successfully completing 12-hour workdays in a stressful newsroom, or is a test of diligence for photographing New York style in the bitter winter for the New York Times.
Maybe your neuroses will expand minor concerns into conspiracy theories that you plan to prove once and for all. Or, your indecision about Facebook crushes will consume you into testing each one’s compatibility.
Although finals week may induce a temporary state of neurotic panic endorphins, these film and TV protagonists on Netflix have long-term obsessions with their work and finding happiness.