Why do we experience stress? Stress is part of being alive. We all experience it in one way or another, about varying things. Some things stress certain people out more than others.
Why is it that we are always informing everyone of how stressed we are? We want to share our struggles with those close to us. We want someone that we can talk to about things, someone we can depend on to care for us.
Why has stress become almost like a contest? Humans crave attention. I’m sure we have all seen posts on various social media sites about how a given person is so stressed out, and how they believe that nobody else is struggling in the same way they are. We all think that our stress is more warranted and important than that of other people. We are of the belief that our problems are more significant and therefore more stressful that anyone else’s.
Sometimes we need to take a step back and look at the big picture. Everybody is struggling. Everybody is stressed out. Not everyone gets stressed out to the same caliber about the same things. Sometimes we forget that other people’s struggles matter, too.