Root Causes for the Increase in Feeling Stressed Nowadays

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English 101

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Root Causes for the Increase in Feeling Stressed Nowadays

"... She was in his thoughts, and the knife trembled in the hand of the little mermaid: then she flung it far away from her into the waves; the water turned red where it fell, and the drops that spurted up looked like blood. She cast one more lingering, half-fainting glance at the prince, and then threw herself from the ship into the sea" (Andersen). The mermaid, who carried her own secret about the survival of the prince, her origin and her love for the prince, suffered such a serious emotional stress that she chose the death. Stress, which is a seriously prevailing problem nowadays, is increasing more and more because of the rapid development of global economy, the explosion of population and the increasing complexity of society.

The first reason for the prevalence of stress in our current society is the rapid development of the global economy.

If in the past people could enjoy their lives beside organic farms with their neighbors, spend time relaxing while fishing on the river or live some peaceful lives in the mountains, those things would just never happen at this current time. Nowadays, a typical day would be: wake up at 7:00, do some hygiene practices and eat breakfast as fast as possible, drive to office at 8:00 and stay there the whole day with computer and papers till the day ends, drive back home, eat food which is made in industrial ways containing a lot of chemicals in it and then end the day with sleeping after doing some night work in front of the computer. People need money to raise their families, and the only choice for them to do that in this current society is...