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I had to laugh when this article caught my eye.

British adults are more self obsessed – no shit Sherlock – and worry more about their daily lives than those who lived through the blitz did.

This is despite the fact that nowadays people don’t have to worry about bombs, blackouts and rationing… Or so the article says. 

Course, this begs the question as to why the government seem to announce foiled terrorists plots, at least 30 times a day… And, if the fucking bombs don’t getcha, you’re guaranteed to have your head hacked off by a Muslim extremist sooner or later, don’t cha know.

Course, we mentalists in our tin foil hats know that you have more chance of choking to death on a McVitie’s digestive biscuit than you have of being blown up by a terrorist bomb. But the right minded fucktards don’t know that.

As for blackouts… Many people are having to go to bed as soon as it gets dark, because they cannot afford their utility bills.

Most fucking laughable of all though, is the claim that we no longer have rationing… Try telling that to the 25% of Britain’s living well  below the poverty line who are having to feed their kids on jam sandwiches. 

Memo to the Daily Mail:

If ya did yer fuckin’ job right and actually employed proper journalists (Ruth Styles being the exception… Whoever Ruth Styles is), and then did some proper reporting, you would perhaps understand why the population is stressed as fuck.

Fuck me! The world is probably a more dangerous place right now than it has ever been thanks to the terrorist’s who masquerade as politicians… And financially?

Well, don’t even go there. 

 

Adults today are self-obsessed and more stressed than those who lived through the Blitz, claims psychologist

  • Psychologist Graham Price says British adults today are more self-obsessed
  • He claims they are more stressed than British adults were during the Blitz
  • Also believes people have forgotten how to ‘look on the bright side of life’
  • Says today people are consumed with negative thoughts and worries

By EMMA INNES

PUBLISHED: 16:27, 18 June 2013 | UPDATED: 18:48, 18 June 2013

British adults today are more self-obsessed and worry more about their daily lives than those who lived through the Blitz, a new book claims.

This is despite the fact they don’t have to worry about bombs, blackouts and rationing, says psychologist Graham Price.

He adds that today’s adults spend twice as much time fretting about their lives as those who lived through the Blitz. 

British adults today are self-obsessed and 'consumed' with negative thoughts about their own personal problems from work and money to relationships, a psychologist has claimed British adults today are self-obsessed and ‘consumed’ with negative thoughts about their own personal problems from work and money to relationships, a psychologist has claimed

The book, The Promise, also claims that Britons have forgotten how to ‘look on the bright side of life’.

Mr Price suggests the poster, Keep Calm and Carry On, would have worked during the Second World War but has less effect today, despite the slogan’s recent resurrection.

 

The problem is that today’s adults are ‘consumed’ with negative thoughts about their own personal problems from work and money to relationships, he believes.

In contrast, during the war there was a more positive attitude because it helped people to deal with what were much more serious problems all around them, said Mr Price.

Psychologist Graham Price claims we now worry more about our daily lives than those who lived through the Blitz - and are also more stressed and likely to have anxiety problemsPsychologist Graham Price claims we now worry more about our daily lives than those who lived through the Blitz (pictured in Birmingham) – and are also more stressed and likely to have anxiety problems

His book, described as ‘a handbook for personal development’, is based on his analysis of several hundred patients he has treated for stress or anxiety related issues.

From having a ‘wartime spirit’ while bombs were falling all around them in the 1940s, Britons now suffer from a ‘stress epidemic’, he said.

Mr Price suggests the poster, Keep Calm and Carry On, would have worked during the Second World War but has less effect todayMr Price suggests the poster, Keep Calm and Carry On, would have worked during the Second World War but has less effect today

He added: ‘There’s no doubt that people in war-torn Britain were seriously concerned about all manner of things, from the threat of invasion down to the state of their personal finance.

‘Yet records show they were able to keep things in perspective, which often meant looking on the bright side – even at the most difficult of times.

‘Resilience was then a cornerstone of the British character.

‘Modern Britons, on the other hand, are consumed with anxiety, most of which is brought on by non-life-threatening issues like employment, finance and relationships.

‘Compared to the war, we’ve never had it so good – but based on anxiety levels you wouldn’t know it.’

Stress is now the most common reason for absence from work and has also been linked with increased rates of associated illnesses from dementia to high blood pressure, he said.

The positive attitudes of wartime Britons has led to Mr Price drawing up a stress-busting programme called Acceptance Action Training.

It encourages the Churchillian ‘indomitable spirit’ of the Second World War in dealing with problems and how to develop a positive attitude.

Mr Price said: ‘Maintaining a realistic, positive attitude to the problems that come our way got Britain through its darkest days.

‘Winston Churchill was the perfect embodiment of this.

‘He didn’t waste time and energy dwelling on problems but instead accepted the situation and looked to what could be done to improve things going forward.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2343812/Adults-today-self-obsessed-stressed-lived-Blitz-claims-psychologist.html#ixzz2WdQRhVe5
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