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    WHY I'M WRITING THIS By Rowan Millar

    Everywhere we hear that stress is on the rise, and this makes me worry about my generation,since we will be the victims of a large part of that increase. I can say for a fact that at times I've experienced high levels of stress as have other people my age. Gen Yers seem to be forever suffering from headaches and insomnia and other symptoms of stress. My own experience, together with all that I've heard and read, has compelled me to believe that stress is a major issue for my generation - and will be for some time to come.

    MORE STRESS NOW, OR LESS?

    All of the dialogue about how stress is steadily on the increase does not entirely convince me that stress has been universally on the rise. It's not something that's easy to measure or record. Many people disagree on when they are most stressful. Most would agree that New York City is a stressful place, but some New Yorkers might feel stressed upon leaving it. I'm sure in many parts of the world stress is on the rise, as centuries-old ways of life give way to the global economy, but I wouldn't doubt that the pendulum has also swung the other way for certain groups.

    GENERATORS OF STRESS

    Obviously, stress has many different causations that apply to different people. The thing most commonly linked to stress is one's occupation, however many of those who suffer from stress are not employed. Among Gen Yers, school might be the thing most associated with stress, but I think it would be too simplistic to say that school causes stress without recognizing that there are other many contributing factors. Lack of sleep is something that I believe is a major culprit. Poor diet and lack of exercise are of course major stress factors. Fear generally, if not always, is behind stress, and that fear can relate to academics, social life, sex, violence, drugs, or any other number of things.

    A FORCE TO BE FEARED

    At any rate, stress causes a lot of harm the whole world over. It's not necessarily something that can be mandated out of existence. We can't simply impeach stress. The extent of the role stress plays in health problems and mental function is being studied on a wide scale - it seems to be a silent assassin in our midst. I would hope the future will bring relief from stress to all of us, from the MacDonalds employees of Brazil, to the cubicle-folk of Silicon Valley.

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