I am doing some research and have come to a point where the statistics don’t give enough details. Or the hard facts are missing the heart of the issues. So I’m reaching out to the community. And I hope you will help me out by responding it will help me develop some material I am working on. Its a rather simple question:
What stresses you out? What are your frustrations?
But to add some color to the question I’m not talking about forefront “that person at the gym who keeps asking me questions at 5 in the morning” or “that coworker who keeps talking when they really ran out of stuff to say two presidential elections ago.” Or even the dog who keeps eating your greek books… [I think I just got personal. Pray. Because their is a boxer who is trying to get back to the first century and its costing me money.]
I’m referring to the autumn of the day type questions. My mother taught me that there is an autumn of the day when the colors change and the sounds of business dull and there is a painful reminder that winter is coming and there is no time for futile conversations and attention on less important priorities. Its when the “like” button will not suffice. When the real questions rise to the top. I’m referring to those questions behind the questions. The real questions that go unasked. The ones you wake up in the middle of night disguised in the form of insomnia or the dog asking to go to the bathroom. Its the things that keep you at a job you clearly had a way to leave years before. Its the “i don’t want to talk about it” that you really would like to but can’t find someone close enough to listen but distant enough you do not have to bring it up with again.
Perhaps stress is not the word I intend because that word tends to lean negative in our definition. Perhaps tension. Or pressure….”issues?” Nope those are much better. Perhaps you can help with that too. Whats the word I’m looking for?
Whats your stress? Whats the question lingering in the back of your head you’re not ready to answer?
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