The Pros And Cons Of Stress

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Stress is around us every single day. We absorb it from others, generate it ourselves, and perpetuate this rather vicious cycle by subjecting others to our personal angst. The idea that we the average American citizen, living in a relatively "peaceful" environment are or should be free of it is laughable to me. Perhaps we aren 't experiencing the same level or degree/ quantity as a soldier on the front line fighting on foreign land, fair enough. Yet the physiological signs are undeniably present, and are demonstrably effecting us all. Hook a group of 1000 adults pulled at random to an EEG, monitor their brainwaves, and see that one 's inner strength and coping mechanisms (as well as their inability/ unwillingness to call a "spade a spade") …show more content…
Indeed, some people have it ("life") much harder than others. I will say this: a young man or woman, that is an a full-time student and is graduating with honors, that is an exemplary full-time employee, and STILL manages to come home and be as attentive and hands on a parent as their time will permit them, impresses the hell out of me. Anyone that doesn 't think that is an EXCEPTIONAL human being, one that the lesser majority of us could afford to pattern ourselves off of, does not experience vast amounts of stress, is delusional. As far as that soldier willing to bleed for his country, the full-time student/ employee/ dad has the makings of a 5-star general! To dimunize others suffering by relegating it to nothing more than a low level afterthought at most, is the hallmark of foolishness. I don 't have a wife, nor do I have children, or anyone I am personally responsible for aside from my self. I am an honor student, and I have maintained an honor 's average while working full-time . I have a great sense of accomplishment for having done both successfully, and I can 't fathom the personal strength and discipline one must have to accomplish the same, with the added demands of a spouse and children to feed and attend to. But you know what? That said, if …show more content…
Levels and specific types may vary, but rest assured, we are all experiencing it . What separates us is our ability to cope with it effectively, turn it on its head, and direct it into something positive or constructive. Our ability to have insight, to make provisions and strategize, so as to minimize problematic occurrences from coming our way. Our ability and willingness to endure, to put things in their proper perspective, and realize that when its all said and done, everything will be alright. We 've all seen an individual that, for all intents and purposes, conducts themselves in a responsible manner, and is very proactive...always. Someone that has "a great head on their shoulders." This person may be very optimistic, and have a generally glowing outlook. When asked if their stressed, they may very well say "Oh, I 'm fine! No worries!" Please...this person, by strategic planning and their devotion to getting things done in a timely manner has indeed likely minimized the amount of stressful events that will come their way. But their internal strength and emotional drive are NOT changing the fact that they are likely under TREMENDOUS pressure (stress) at any given moment! Conversely, the person that never makes the right decision...unless they have some psychological disorder (and probably even if they do), is indeed under a heap of good old-fashioned stress. We just tend to have less sympathy for individuals like that, as we assume

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