Friday, 1 June 2012

Lessons from history #1: The stress of modern life


Is the hustle and bustle of modern life causing you stress? Can’t cope with the constant barrage on your senses? Having trouble keeping up with the pace of advancement in science and technology? Then you are not alone. Here is a quote from an article in Scientific American highlighting the very problem. The thing is, it was written over 100 years ago.

“To point to the stress and hurry of modern city life as the cause of half of the ills people suffer today has become commonplace.
While we may imagine future generations of people perfectly calm among a hundred telephones and sleeping sweetly while airships whiz among countless electric wires over their heads and a perpetual night traffic of motor cars hurtles past their bedroom windows. As yet, our nervous systems are not so callous.”
                                                                                                                    (Scientific American, 1902)

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