asked what makes modern life so stressful, some people got quite
Hough is from New York. He says: "Knowing what you want in
life and the future is stressful."
Kroussaniotakis thinks that society is to blame for the high levels
of stress today. That, and peoples' desire to keep up with the Joneses.
says: "The standards that are applied to people make life stressful.
For example, every person is trying to reach or exceed the average
forces everybody into a speedy, horrible, stressful life."
surprisingly, students say money was the biggest worry for them.
and Simon are at Leeds College of Music. They say: "Not having
enough money is the biggest stress for us. If we had more money,
we wouldn't be stressed!"
a couple of people we spoke to said that they were stress-free.
They were housewife, Jennifer Barron and researcher, Sally Waples.
Barron from Penshaw says: "I'm not a person that lets stress
get to me. It's all about keeping a grip on yourself."
Waples shares the secret of her success in having a stress-free
life. She says: "I hang out with people that make me laugh