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Show Of Hands January 31st, 2019 5:36am

Do you feel like you have too much stress in your life?

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ProperQuestions Reductio ad absurdum
02/01/19 8:00 am

Work 12 hours, make dinner, fall asleep. Repeat. I've had anxiety attacks. I fight through traffic every day, help a crippled father, audited by the irs, on a "health share", and cant afford a house of my own. NJ/America is not kind to intilligent working individuals. Its almost like - what's the point; if all we do is work, worry about bills/future, and have nothing to show for it? I think that's the kind of stress america has. Who has time to raise or afford a family, or even see relatives these days? There is no way i can survive doing this much longer. I hope some of you out there might read this and appreciate it; its not a highlight reel, nor am i complaining. Its reality.

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bluerum29 optimistic idealist
01/31/19 6:45 pm

Yup. About 90 pieces of stress of everyday

Dax Somewhere in Ohio
01/31/19 5:46 pm

Between adulting for the parents and living my own life.... I say hell yes I have to much stress in my life

ItsAMeABree probably at a piano
01/31/19 2:03 pm

I don't think there's been a single day since I started high school that I HAVEN'T been stressed about something related to my grades/school

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JohnMan324 Rock N Roll
02/01/19 9:44 am

It gets worse in (community) college

kash Earf
01/31/19 1:42 pm

Not enough I’m a vacant person. I don’t do anything at all rn! Nothing to stress over! Never have ever! I wanna know what it feels like. But I’m also in love with being carefree.

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auntiesamm Orange County CA
01/31/19 1:34 pm

Life is good, I am very content! Might have something to do with age. 😊

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BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
01/31/19 12:58 pm

Unfortunately...
New job & we are seriously understaffed!!!

IEatzCookies Look at my pfp
01/31/19 12:30 pm

absolutely, Im stressed like 90% of the time

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Texas1 location
01/31/19 10:55 am

Any stress is too much stress, but at this point in my life at least it’s not self inflicted stress like is was when I was younger.

CoffeeNow Fiery but peaceful rioter
01/31/19 9:19 am

I used to have a lot of external stress but it went away. Good thing I have a super power to create my own internally

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ShakaBrah California
01/31/19 9:10 am

There is a good amount of it, but it could be worse

Kay41 the Midwest
01/31/19 7:04 am

No, not that much. I have stress that comes and goes in different circumstances, but nothing that is consistent. Overall, life seems more carefree than stressful.

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moldypipes99 Proud American
01/31/19 7:02 am

Only because of work..... I bet welfare people have less stress , and lots and lots of chips and cookies. Thanks food stamps.

toadder
01/31/19 9:34 am

Lets attack the poor on a benign SOH question 👏

moldypipes99 Proud American
01/31/19 10:07 am

Simply pointing out they don’t have a job to go to with deadlines to meet.

toadder
01/31/19 12:04 pm

The question was not about work, it was stress. You think families on food stamps dont have stress??? People go on assistance for a number of reasons and its painful.

moldypipes99 Proud American
01/31/19 12:06 pm

For many it is a lifestyle choice.

toadder
01/31/19 12:08 pm

Thats such an uneducated myth. Volunteer with these populations and see for yourself.

HBNY this space for rent
01/31/19 6:20 am

More stress than a person can handle.

zimmy Florida
01/31/19 4:32 am

Lately yes, but hopefully things will get back to normal, just a string of bad luck.

Ebola007 Florida
02/02/19 8:23 am

Sorry to hear that.

zimmy Florida
02/02/19 9:19 am

Thanks Ebola! 👍

phalnx Ohio
01/31/19 4:20 am

Nah. I worry about nothing. Life is good.

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gonzoboy Arizona
01/31/19 3:27 am

Not really. Stress for me is infrequent, and very situational. Stress seems a 'recreation' for some: If they’re not immersed in it, they’re doing everything they can to create it.

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TierasPet
01/31/19 4:46 am

I've seen that too. I feel badly for them because life is so much better when you aren't living that way. Creating drama and stress out of nothing isn't healthy.

gonzoboy Arizona
01/31/19 5:03 am

Ahhh thank you for this dear T, for bringing a sense of balance here. I was a bit glib in my portrayal. It can become a cycle that’s hard to break free of.

TierasPet
01/31/19 5:17 am

I don't think you were glib. I think it's a very good point and the hardest part of dealing with people like that, at least for me, is there is nothing I can do to help them. They don't want it.

theNobamist Silicon Valley
01/31/19 2:09 am

Teenage step-daughter.
Stress?
YES

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NotQuiteWhite Earth
01/31/19 12:59 am

I feel like I should be more stressed out than I am.
Got married last year, we bought a house, I’m climbing the ladder at the company I work for, and my wife and I are planning on having a kid in the next year or two, but I remain calm and optimistic about everything.

We need more money, we are planning our retirement, but I wouldn’t say that any of it “stresses me out”.

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Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
01/31/19 12:14 am

No. Although I have some unnecessary stress, it's not "too much". 90% of all stress in this world is self-induced. I try to remain calm and stay balanced.

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cato Santa Barbara, California
01/30/19 11:14 pm

Not that much anymore. I’ll be sliding into home plate in just a few years. It’s going to just get easier by the day.

paranoidandroid beantown scientist lady
01/30/19 10:43 pm

Overall, yes. But it’s not constant so I deal.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
01/30/19 10:40 pm

I don’t feel like I have much stress in my life at all these days. What little there is comes from waiting, mostly. I really do better when the pace is fast enough to eliminate waiting as a thing.

katerina13 where I should be
01/30/19 10:37 pm

Omg, right now, yes. I’ll be so glad when this season of my life is done.

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