Managing Stress, Part 9

281.02Question: Why are women more resistant to stress than men?

Answer: It is physiological: they should give birth, raise children, and take care of their families. Therefore, they have greater resistance to everything.

Question: Can we say that egoists are more susceptible to stress?

Answer: Naturally. The greater the egoistic desire, the more one depends on all kinds of external conditions.

Question: Are there any methods to fully control our feelings and emotions?

Answer: Yes. If a person completely lets go of his egoism, then there is practically nothing that can influence him from the outside.

Question: Is stress contagious?

Answer: Of course. It is transmitted. It literally infects entire regions.

Question: It is said that young people are more susceptible to stress than older people. Do you agree?

Answer: Yes, they have an unstable system. They transmit this state to each other.

Question: To make it easier to overcome life’s difficulties, psychologists advise people to compare themselves with people who are worse off than they are. Do you consider this an effective action?

Answer: No. This is wrong, opposed to human nature, and vulgar. I have to think that someone else is worse off and that’s why I’m better off. It is lowly to be attuned to life as such.

Question: Strong psychological and physical shocks are genetically transmitted to descendants and they become more resistant to stress. Do you agree with this statement?

Answer: Yes. Any disease makes us healthier.

Question: Can climate change increase rates of depression and anxiety?

Answer: Naturally. We are inside a sphere that is generally called nature, and it affects us with all its factors.

Question: One reaction to long-term stress is to escape into an illusory world. Many go somewhere to a remote village. Do you think this is effective?

Answer: A person is ready to do anything to get rid of internal and external pressures. So there’s no getting away from it.

Question: There are statistics on how the most successful people on Earth cope with stress. For example, Bill Gates reads before going to bed. Apple CEO Tim Cook tries to ignore the words of cynics. Businessman Elon Musk looks his fear in the face. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, laughs a lot. Chief Operating Officer of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg turns off her phone at night.

How do you deal with stress?

Answer: I do not believe a word they say. All of this is so shallow that I do not know for whom it might work.

What do I do? I study the wisdom of Kabbalah and find comfort in it. In it I find the solution to all questions, and therefore, it is the most important for me.
From KabTV’s “Management Skills” 6/25/20

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Managing Stress, Part 8
Managing Stress, Part 7
Managing Stress, Part 6

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