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Old 10-05-2012, 12:16 PM
Location: USA
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Originally Posted by City Data Guy View Post
If so, why do you think that? If not, what do you think was the most stressful time period and why?
I think life was always stressful in different ways. For example, the early people were stressed out if they couldn't catch enough food or if it was raining and they couldn't light a fire. We are not stressed out by those things, but we are stressed out by something else (for example, by how we dress and whether we look ok to others, by how much money we are making, by how much debt we are incurring, which we are doing because we want to keep up with the times...and so on.
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:23 PM
Location: On the Chesapeake
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For someone living in, say, 1212 that was modern times. Let's look at what that meant in Europe: 1/2 the children born died by their 1st birthday; life expectancy was around 35 years; religion controlled many aspects of life; most were not freemen but serfs tied to the land; roving armies raped, pillaged, and burned from one end of the continent to the other.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:02 AM
Location: Philadelphia, Pa
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Life is harder today than it was then.

Limited Jobs
Cost of Living
Bad Economy

It's just the whole 9 yards.
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:02 PM
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I think humans today are more stressed. Life was so much simpler in the past, even if the hardships people faced then seem unbearable today. There is so many materialistic aspirations in the minds of people today that it keeps them constantly in a state of want.
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:28 PM
Location: Finally escaped The People's Republic of California
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Originally Posted by Rathagos View Post

We have stressors today, but they are no comparison to what it was in the past. And, we have more knowledge of it and how to deal with it today. Whether people actually do or not... well... that's another matter.
Alot of People stress today about stupid little things ..People stressed in years gone by about life and death. Life was hard. Nothing like today, where even poor people are fat.........
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:02 PM
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Developed nations simply have ludicrous examples of stressful living proprtionate to their fortunate lives. But then people in developed nations think a smart phone that needs be held correctly is a life-enhancing tool as it prettifies their seemingly unique shackles.
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:57 PM
Location: Kalamalka Lake, B.C.
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Stress is a killer. However, what is stress and how can you manage it?
Just now they're coming up with studies that this generation of bad food and inactivity is a generation that may not live longer than previous ones. While my grandparents may not have had two nickels to rub together they followed the seasons, grew their own (food), and flowed with the years.

Today, all of us may not know what our entire nations is going to throw at us next year. We have no control over costs, money, politics, and the agenda keeps changing. So much for planning the kids college or your own career. You also absorb the stress of all those around you. How do you measure that? Only by when the heart attack or heart disease comes rushing in.
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:07 PM
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i think that i mnay cases its more that people just can't take the stress of living as well in mnay xaer ases. I mean life in the past certainly had a least as much stress as now if you look closely at what they faced.Now days I'd say just the stress of survival with all the safety nets means less stress but coping with it is a problem for many as we see.Sometimes its a mtter of what one learns i growing up and now days most children never work until they are at least into late teens which is much different than past. I always think having sy tarted with a paper route at 10 and workig aprtime thru college helped me learn alot and got me use to handling stresses of life whle employed.
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Old 12-23-2013, 07:02 PM
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Quite an ambiguous question about noticing stress levels in humans right now in the 21st century compared to in the past. There is a multidimensional paradox involved in the past, present, and future times.

Modern Conveniences, More Economic Wealth, More Equality, Technology, and Relative More Even Distribution of Prominent Opportunities anywhere in the world help out in stress.

However, at the same time life was more simple, and now there is more dramatic forms of stress happening in the smallest of events, and a noticeable amount of people with much weaker stress coping mechanisms compared to the past.
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Old 12-23-2013, 07:04 PM
Location: southern california
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some are some are not.
the life of the dark ages was rough and dirty. not much better than slavery for most.
coming to this country for most is a step up.
is there stress??? u betcha.
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