My personal opinion only..I don't see my parents or grandparents having the multiple stressors we have to endure. Yes, they had strains. Perhaps I'm being selfish in thinking nothing they endured was this complex or hellish. I believe we've just reached the upper limits of human tolerance in pain. (I also believe they're estrogen/progesterone connected - yeah, guys also have these hormones but to a lesser degree). Physical, emotional, chemical, financial. Especially the media contributes. We're not this, or not enough that enough. I'm 55 and I remember I was in high school when Master Card was developed. So 40 years ago there wasn't even worry about how to pay the credit cards. You bought two ways, cash or lay-a-way. You either had or did without. There was no interstate system either. Very few people traveled distances they do today. Certainly no one commuted before then. The average home was less than 900 sq ft. Today it's approaching 3000 sq. ft. Our kids don't exercise, they live for computers or video games. Most people work full-time or even two jobs. Some have to add school to that. Things keep getting worse. I live in a tourist area. 20 years ago they came for the quiet of the north woods. Now they come for the noise, gambling, and water parks. No one takes time to just sit and be quiet anymore. Ever striving, always worried, pushing, shoving, yelling, road-rage. What has society begotten in search of a "better life". Have we reached our limits. I know I have. A couple of more financial burdens to solve and simplification of my life will be completed. Home made bread, anyone?