Do you think STRESS is a necessary evil?

@laydee (12813)
Philippines
July 31, 2009 12:34am CST
They say life would be boring if we don't face challenges which would cause us stress. Do you truly think stress is a necessary evil? or are we just saying it so as to make us feel better even if we're already stressed out? What happens when a person has no stressor? Does he achieve his full potential? In turn, what happens when you're stress, do you perform better? Me? When I'm stressed, I get thinner (oh yeah!) but as the stress progresses to even more stress, I got eating! (oh no!) So, I'm guessing a good dose of stress isn't bad, but a lot of it is just as bad as it feels.
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@Krupik (95)
• Poland
31 Jul 09
You are right. I noticed the same thing in me. Little stress (and for shorter time) - thinner. Long stress - eating a LOT. I lost my job in April in ugly way. Basically kicked from company that I helped build. And this stress is going on and on. And is terrible. So - I think that little stress from time to time is ok. But for longer times - not good for your organism.
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@laydee (12813)
• Philippines
1 Aug 09
Wow, that's indeed something to be stressful about!
@Krupik (95)
• Poland
1 Aug 09
Oh yes. But there is some quote in Zen (I think?) - "Sometimes to go faster, you must stop." And think what do you want to do in your life.
• United States
31 Jul 09
Hello, laydee! A little stress keeps us on our toes, but more than a little is harmful. I've worked hard on conquering the effects of stress through meditation and other methods, since it was actually making me ill. I do gain weight when stressed, too.
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@ifancy (63)
• China
31 Jul 09
i believe an old saying, 'moderation in all things'. and i believe that moderate stress will do me good, as it drives me to work better and may also inspire my potential. suppose there is no stress, then what will happen? i think there will not be enough motivation for me to act. but can there be no stress. actually, i think we are all surrendered by stress, either from our surroundings or from our inner mind. but the problem is not how much stress we have to undertake. it is the attitude as to how to treat them that really matters. however, when i do feel i am under too much stress, i just quit and avert my concentration until fully relaxed. afterall, i cannot perform efficiently under so much stress. Besides it is harmful to one's health, according to scientific research and is one important cause of hair loss and depression.
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@sarojInc (570)
• India
31 Jul 09
Not really ,I feel it depends on one's perception.It can be dealt either in a positive way or negative way.And the result is respective of the choices one make. But definitely excess of everything is bad.Now you need to determine this "how much" happy mylotting
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@bird123 (10526)
• United States
1 Aug 09
Adversity is necessary for learning in life. Stress is no more than our choice of reaction. No matter what happens, we can choose to be relaxed.
@jheLaichie (4439)
• Philippines
1 Aug 09
i guess we got some similarities my friend. when i am stressed out, i loses weight. but when that stress grows bigger and heavier, i could tend to eat more, thats why i gain lots and lots of my usual weight. being so stressed out is not really a very good thing for me. that is why i just try to ignore it sometimes. and i even try to change my views of it. so that i could be less different from what i could become if i am totally stressed out. jhelai