[Homestead] Stress, copers and non-copers

Gene GeRue genegerue at ruralize.com
Sat Sep 11 10:53:44 EDT 2004

>"Some of it is genetic, some of it is how you were raised, and some it is 
>just your personality," Dr. Bruce McEwen, director of the 
>neuroendocrinology laboratory at Rockefeller University, said.

"Just your personality"? How unhelpful.

My non-professional observation is that self-image is everything. With a 
strong self-image based on multiple past accomplishments, a child or adult 
can keep striving toward a goal without succumbing to stress even though 
they suffer serious and prolonged setbacks. Smart parents stage small 
successes and build on them.

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