>What is an appendix?
“The vermiform appendage—in which some recent medical writers have vainly endeavoured to find a utility—is the shrunken remainder of a large and normal intestine of a remote ancestor. This interpretation of it would stand even if it were found to have a certain use in the human body. Vestigial organs are sometimes pressed into a secondary use when their original function has been lost.”
Who is an appendix?
Things/people/phenomenon with no absolute purpose who vainly endeavour to find a place of utility for themselves in your life but are merely the shrunken remainder of that purpose. This interpretation would stand even if it were found to have a secondary use in your life. Such things/people/phenomenon are sometimes pressed into a secondary use when their original function has been lost.
You can ignore an appendix for as long as it does not turn into a painful appendicitis, but once it does, it has to to be removed and happily so: the removal not only relieves you of pain but also leaves no side effects.
I’m only waiting for the pain to get sufficiently unbearable to get rid of the appendix in my life.