We have heard it said, “There is no rest for the wicked.” But, with the hustle-bustle and the “getting ahead” and the spirit of fierce competition that have come to distinguish life in the modern world, there appears to be little rest for the good or the wicked. In the hoop-la of staying on the ball and keeping sharp, it often seems that the only things we’ve truly kept sharpened are the raw edges of our nerves. Statistically, modern industrial society has emerged far and away the champion breeding ground for hypertension. Our nervous systems are paying a heavy price for the go-go-go of a fiercely competitive society, despite modern technology’s clear ability to expand our leisure time. “Leisure,” as…
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