They say stress is a killer. But I think no stress is equally deadly, especially as you get older. If your days slip by without any highs or lows, without some anxieties and pulse-quickening occurrences, you may not be really living.
Do you agree with her? Obviously I do, with my Optimizing Stress and Traits of Stress-Hardy, Resilient People. I haven’t had any particular anxiety recently, but my pulse definitely quickens and my spirits rise when I’m playing around with colors and two of them unexpectedly start singing — especially when I had decided I didn’t like one of them but would play around with it anyway. As Andy and I joke, I’m not sure my heart can take all the excitement. What about you?
June 27, 2014