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Stress and "Losing It"

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  1. Meetzos

    Meetzos Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    This could explain the rash of people going goofy on airplanes. I'm sure it's also going on every where but airline crew going nuts sell better:fisheye:.



    http://www.oftwominds.com/blog.html

    The Phony "Economic Recovery," Stress and "Losing It"

    March 30, 2012

    Derealization leads to chronic stress, which then disrupts our ability to make rational decisions and follow plans.
    We have all experienced the disorientation and "brain freeze" that stress triggers. It seems these symptoms of stress have become normalized in countries where the authorities keep promoting phony "economic recoveries." The disconnect between what the authorities are claiming and what people are actually experiencing is widening, and that leads to stress. No wonder more and more people are "losing it" in public as their neural circuitry melts down under the strain of synthesizing what they experience (austerity) and what they're told (official spin about the "recovery").
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    This helps explain the increasing prevalence of people "losing it" in public when they encounter a rather typical frustration such as the inability to cash a check at a credit union. Just last week I saw a middle-aged man "lose it" at our local credit union, swearing and raging against employees who were simply following CU guidelines on check cashing. As the finances of many enterprises and households comes under further stress, then self-control degrades and people are more likely to "lose it."

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    Chronic stress permanently degrades our ability to rationally analyze and plan, and so we act irrationally or erratically, as we are no longer able to stick to a conscious plan of coherent action. With the rational mind and self-control centers permanently suppressed, we are prone to "zombie" passivity, "sleepwalking" though life. This may help explain Americans' remarkable passivity as their civil liberties are taken away and their financial insecurity increases.

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  2. TomD

    TomD It blowed up, y'all Gold Chaser

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    I think the Jet Blue pilot losing it the other day was the result of something physical, maybe a stroke or similar. Pissed me off that some bureaucrat thought it proper to charge him with a felony "Interfering With a Flight Crew", just exactly what the poor guy's family needs, a criminal persecution in addition to everything else. A precondition to being liable for a felony is intent.
     
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    Define "normal". We are all human beings and we have "issues". Some people can handle stress more than others. A breaking point/boiling point can be different for even siblings.

    Not to make excuses, but I have yet to see "normal". :D
     
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    One can see the frustration, brewing. Everyday companies are laying off, closing, going bankrupt. The way some folks live payday to payday, that would push one over the edge. Have to have the latest electronic gadgets, new cars, boats, whatever Madison Ave. decides you just got to have to live the American dream. Some live a life of not eating proper diet,laced with HFC, MSG, "pink slime meat", too much alcohol, to many drugs. Many live their life thru TV and movies, a Walter Mitty life so to speak. Not hard to believe one going off the deep end.
     

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