Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bored with hysteria

The two following passages are just pulled off the net randomly to illustrate a common train of current thinking;

Stress and addiction - Drug Addiction

Many of us suffer from or will experience stress at some point in our lives. Stress appears to be a condition of modern life and even more so for those of us who are ‘asset rich but time poor’.

But too much stress can lead to addiction.

The pace of life has speeded up over the last decade or so and we find ourselves continually trying to keep up! Juggling the demands of work with family and friends can be difficult and this pressure often leads to stress.

"The fast pace that we live our lives is causing more problems then it is solving. Quality time has diminished while road rage, automobile accidents, and health problems are all on the rise due to our fast-paced lifestyles.

The fast pace of our lives leaves little time for quality time over dinner. When I was growing up we would sit down and spend an hour taking about the day’s events and connecting with each other. With the speed of life as it is my dinners with my family are rushed to an average of 15 minutes, then it is on to the next thing each of us has to do that evening."

The next extract is from an article titled "The Mental Hospitals" and refers to the increasing admission rate.

It was from the Evening Post, September 6, 1910.

I am so bored with hysteria I cannot be fagged blogging about the changes to alcohol laws and what is driving them. Suffice to say the government takes our money to control us in ways that are unnecessary, ineffective, and unwanted.


Manolo said...

Add to the hysteria, the wowserism preached by every newspaper in NZ. Have you read today's Dom Post editorial?

Before cancelling my subscription to that rag I just sent a letter to the editior (which will never be published).

Manolo said...

Letter sent to the paer:
"Your editorial on liquor reform deserves to be called feeble at best, misguided at worst. It marks a low point for the Dom Post.

In putting forward a case for higher excise duty on alcohol, you skip over the substantial issue of personal responsibility. While claiming to be on the side of the minority who cannot help themselves, you are against the overwhelming majority of sensible drinkers.

To take your argument to its illogical conclusion, I expect the Dom Post to editorialise next on butter and cheese price increases on a campaign against obesity, and for petrol prices to rise as the only way to lower the road toll.

I am deeply disappointed in your decision to join the brigade of wowsers and elitists, who seem to know what is best for me. I reject that notion.