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direction from a prestigious Chandigarh hospital speaking to an audience comprising mainly university teachers said, “Most of us are living on our nerves. We are like soldiers on the battle front – all resources thrown in. Our facial expressions show that we are straining too hard.”
This “nervetism” is the hallmark of the modern person. It is a ‘mental disorder’ so widely spread that it has almost become infectious. Thus, we are living in an age of strung nerves, taut muscles and scowling faces. A generation living on nerves, we have become caricatures of our own selves.
Living on nerves, scowling faces, takes a heavy toll of emotional energy and shatters the balance and rhythm of life reducing one to a state of exhaustion.
This state is responsible for shoddy work performance, poor sex-life, strained human relationships. Over-strain defeats itself. Mental imbalance gets the better of our good qualities.
You have experienced it yourself. Stress makes you lose your temper and the entire family ‘hides’ itself behind imaginary curtains. The atmosphere in the house fouls of and it may last for days.
This over-strain results in failure in all walks of life-cause failure of an otherwise good player in the field. Vinod Kambli is one example. He fails with the bat when he tries to over-reach himself because of tension.
A relaxed player like Sachin on the other hand, does not lose his