Avada Kedavra Posted 6 months ago We have become such conscious beings that we now over complicate stress which used to be a simple subconscious survival mechanism. It is true that perhaps in the past, people were not so stressed out as they are now. This could either be an exaggeration of what they really are feeling, or, it could just be that the "stress" and pressure we are facing now is greater than those faced by people in the past as well as animals. I'm sure that two centuries ago, people would not have had to worry about their company's sales going down. Monkeys surely do not need to tear their hair out because they failed to get the marks they expected, etc. I think that we ourselves have complicated our lives to the extent that stress, which used to be a normal survival mechanism (a life saver!), is now very often the cause of death (depression and suicidal). I hope my comments and ideas were valuable, thank you.