Since it’s holiday time again and I see everyone in the annual frenzy of shopping, cleaning, cooking, juggling parties, travel-planning and generally losing their minds, I looked up the derivation of the term “Go Berserk”, (which is in fact, different from “Run Amok”.)
Very interesting reading from The Phrase Finder at www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/go-berserk.html
May we all “bear up” under the pressure (pardon the related pun) – and try to remember that all this frenzy is a luxury for so many. Dump all your stress from”what to buy” into “which charity would I like my friends to give to” (or like ME to give to on their behalf). It really would be much more helpful all around. And if you can’t afford to do that, write a heartfelt note about why you love someone and send it – or tell them directly.
Happy Holidays all…