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Suffering from stress: is it a global epidemic?

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Suffering from stress: is it a global epidemic?

Postby TalkingPoint » Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:19 am

Suffering from stress: is it a global epidemic?

What do YOU think?
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Postby wyne » Sat Sep 15, 2007 7:22 am

I think it's yes. Economic globalization has made the world be a small village. We are sharing a lot things that never happened. Of course many of us are suffering from stress nowadays. It's a global epidemic.
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Postby wllsp » Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:34 am

Personally, I don't like the word suffering because I feel it has very negative sense. So I would rather think about it as coping with stress and I see that everone has to cope with a stress from time to time but not everybody suffers from them. Or suffering might be not that strong and lenghty and does not lead to a kind of depression.

To me important factors that help lessen negative effects from stresses are strong personality, good health and assistance from relatives and friends. And also it is important not to forget to search on Google for people or communities that have managed to sort out a particular stress.
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Suffering from stress

Postby Lac » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:27 am

It's a very nice topic that spends much time discussing and writing.
We're living in the society in which all of us have been under a great deal of different stresses: business, job, social activities etc... and even the relationship of familial members as well as other inner and outer relations. That means we're all experiencing endless pressures from life itself, which originates from interminable things around.
The matter is how to deal with such suffering ever increasing in our own life. I think everyone has their own way of coping with that incessant distress occuring in routine life.
Is suffering from stress epidemic ? Sure. But the problem doesnt stop there.
What can we do in suffering itself ? It is the suffering that we have many heroes who are aware of overcoming hindrances to attain their goal in life. It is the suffering it self that we discover the validity and merit of overwhelming difficulties in something called "global epidemic".
We also notice the positive side of "epidemic" here in terms of its suffering-related setting. The suffering will never end inasmuch as human living in this world encounter tough things in the present rugged life.
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Re: Suffering from stress: is it a global epidemic?

Postby Bambang » Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:00 am

TalkingPoint wrote:Suffering from stress: is it a global epidemic?

What do YOU think?



Yes, it is. It is a global epidemic. More and more stressed people in the street. They are walking bare naked. The government does not care. People watch them happily as if it's a joke.
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yes, i agree

Postby magyury » Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:57 pm

my friend's mam was sick and then she died, it was five o six years ago, and at that time my friend was taking care of his mam, by nights it was desesperating, because his mam could't sleep, and he needed to be awake, it takes three or fou months, we live in a small city, but he's mam took a treatment in the capital a big city with nine million people, since the with this problems each year my friend is bad for one o two month with the migraña and he can't work or studie just nothing, he is stressed and now it is complicated. :cry:
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Postby IrinCHa » Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:54 am

Sure. The question is ‘how to avoid lots of stressed of our everyday life’ or ‘if it is ever possible to avoid stresses?’ I think that the process of globalization, that includes massive emigration and as a consequence mixing up people of different cultures and religions, and violently increasing speed of our life, demands more serious efforts to prevent stress. The list of important things which help us to avoid or quickly overcome stress is inevitably growing up. My list includes such ‘absolutely necessary things’ as good health and assistance from relatives and friends, appropriate place of work and friendly relationships with colleagues, possibility to sleep for 8 hours every night, having a chance to relax somehow once a week, good food, possibility to buy regularly new things, usage of aroma oils, etc.
I guess that the problem of our inability to overcome stress is both in our usual inattentiveness towards ourselves (as a consequence of lack of love towards ourselves) and in our inability of structuring our lives.
By the way, while writing this message, I was sitting and smoking a cigarette in spite of proved harm of nicotine. Moreover, it’s certainly the time to go to sleep, otherwise I’ll not sleep for 8 hours…
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Re: Suffering from stress: is it a global epidemic?

Postby LegodeFein » Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:35 pm

In big towns it is,in small towns and villages people are less subjected to stress.
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Re: Suffering from stress: is it a global epidemic?

Postby forum » Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:33 pm

Yes stress is growing, because everyone wants things they don't have.

Key to Happiness: acceptance. If you can be at peace with what you have, you will find peace!
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Re: Suffering from stress: is it a global epidemic?

Postby forum » Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:55 am

Hi Zalles:) Thank you for your comment!

Eiler - yes that is very true. I think people who are poor have more stress, and a more realistic reason to be stressed, than those who are richer! (Not everyone in Africa is poor though!)

When i think back to my dad - he was quite happy to have a simple life. These days (my generation) we seem to want more - we seem to think we deserve more. We all want to be the 'hero' or 'star' of things.

Like you say - chilling out is VERY important!
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