Stress and Honesty

Is it not strange that, in spite of the many modern conveniences and technological advances, living remains essentially very stressful. Why should that be? Often overlooked in the contemporary situation is the pressure of too many people, making life difficult for each other through overcrowding.

The ruthless exploitation of the earth to satisfy people's needs and appetites makes for bad conscience - does it not? 'Fair Trade' policies and sustainable assurances are an attempt to ease the guilt, but consumption and reproduction go on increasing, and the feeling is that it is unstoppable. The result is deep depression, and stress at the heart. What can be done? Individual, full acknowledgement of the facts and blame-free honesty do wonders for relationship and well-being.