YES! For as long as I can remember, I've always felt very tired for my age. I don't have anything wrong with me physically or mentally, I'm just tired. I think that's because I've always seemed to have some problem going on that I needed to take care of. Even as a kid, I often have to pitch in to help my mother get a lot of things done because of her physical disability and that drained me (this is why I just don't think it's a good idea for disabled people who need care to have children because it is very stressful for the child). Sure, my father and older brother were around, but for some reason the brunt fell on me. Because of that, I still feel like my life is on hold as an adult, and I'm still drained. I don't think being young today is the same as being young 50 or 60 years ago. Kids are stressed. Many of them go to school and don't come back home, and the ones that do make it back home are fearful of what will happen the next day. Then there is the very real worry that they will be kidnapped and/or victimized by some sexual pervert. These things take a toll on children and they are drained.
This system has a way of exerting pressure on people by repaying hefty loans, working dead end or aggravating jobs, and having to go through so many procedures and processes to get something simple done. For example, there was a time when a person could go to a store, get furniture on time, and his word was his bond that he would pay it back a little at a time, and if he was going to be a little late it was okay. Now, a person has to have a credit score past a certain number or he's not getting anything unless he pays for it up front, and if he gets approved for the store credit and is late, he has to pay a late fee. Paying that extra $20 or $35 for a late fee could have gone to buying enough food for a week. If a person just had a medical emergency, he has a good reason why he was late, but the finance company isn't trying to hear that. I brought up this example because I used to work for bank that finance's different store's credit cards.
There was also a time when a man liked a woman, made his feelings and intentions known to her, and made an honest women out of her. Today, both genders have gone crazy: Men do everything they can to get the woman to approach him and make the first move, disrespects her in a number of ways (which she finds cute), and either dumps her after she gives it up, or dumps her after having his child; women, on the other hand not only allow these things, but when they do marry a decent man, they run him off by constantly undermining his headship, not listening to him, and even choosing to cheat on him with the scum I previously described. This in itself is enough stress to make a person go nuts.
Things like these add up and amount to pressure. There is so much red tape in big business and government that nothing gets done quickly and the populace suffers. I will be happy when God's kingdom comes to end all these things. I just came back from a three day Bible convention all about it, and it talked about how the kingdom we pray from in the Lord's Prayer will soon exercise it's will on the earth, and we will be able to finally live in peace with each other, the earth, and the animals. (Psalms 37:10, 11, 29; Matthew 6:9, 10; 24:3-14; 2 Timothy 3:1-5) I can't wait, because this system can't last much longer.
Answered By: Elizabeth Easel - 5/27/2012