Well this is a problem isn't it? This is probably the biggest issue of our century. More and more people become sick because they are stressing too much. It's unfortunate, but this is the truth.
If you ask almost anyone If they have are stressed, they are going to answer you "yes".
But why? Well, the reason is not hard to find. Because the reason of stress is the need we have for more, we want to have more money, we want to be more well known, our responsibility stresses us, even the thought of having to do something might create in our mind a certain type of this fatidical feeling, that makes us do even unthinkable things.
But if one wants to find why people are now more stressed than before, a quick look into the past is needed. In the past stress was not so strongly felt, due to people having various positions, work-wise, but now because of the fact that everyone wants to become more important it gets harder for us. In the past our grandfathers were content with their state, whichever was that. The people who stressed even then were the ones who had high positions in the state, like the king, and the nobles who were the closest to him. Or even if it wasn`t a monarchy the only ones who would have stressed would have been the people who were important. The people who were poor had in their heads only the worry of the next day.
You might have read Robinson Crusoe. In the first pages of this book you find the protagonist talking to his father, because he wanted to leave the house and go on the sea. His father told him that their position is the best, the one that the people who were born for higher things envy.
But the problem is the following, how can we stop wanting more when it`s in our human nature? Wishing is normal but the only thing that we can do is to be content with what we have. I know it sounds bad, being content for many means being lazy, but is not the same thing, being content means living the life at the maximum that you can, you want to get it better but you won`t sacrifice all that you love only to accomplish that. And don`t lie to yourself that you do it for your family or other people, because in the end you will be the one who will enjoy those things, but will you stop there?