Daily life is a comprimised blend of posturing for the sake of role-playing and of varying degrees of self-revelation. Under stressful conditions even the "true" self cannot be precisely defined, as Erving Goffman observes. ...Little wonder that the identity crisis is a major source of modern neuroticism , and that the urban middle class aches for a return to a simpler existence.
[On handling stress] When you start projecting on the future "Oh my God, I gotta do this and I’m not there yet" well, of course you’re not there yet because you’re here now. That time will come…I try to stay in the moment as much as I can and find whatever joy I can in that moment, no matter what it is. Then it doesn’t feel as stressful.jennifer beals
The vigorous branching of life's tree, and not the accumulating valor of mythical marches to progress, lies behind the persistence and expansion of organic diversity in our tough and constantly stressful world. And if we do not grasp the fundamental nature of branching as the key to life's passage across the geological stage, we will never understand evolution aright.stephen jay gould
If you respect yourself in stressful situations, it will help you see the positive … It will help you see the message in the mess.steve maraboli
You know, my sister was a maid of honor at our cousin's wedding and she found it so stressful her hair started falling out.Nathan Rhodes