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comment Is stress a good thing?
Yes, I think of both the threshold and the individual as being dynamic, and so changing over time. External circumstances beyond the individual's control can affect how much stress can be tolerated. Disease, age, status, relationships, war - all these might lower one's ability to handle stress. On the other hand, under good condititons its also possible to manage higher levels of stress. But we need to be realistic, not all stress is beneficial to everyone all the time.