4 Popular Examples of Difficulties People Face in Life
Job dissatisfaction is widespread. Indeed, if you randomly select 100 people and ask about their work life, it should not surprise you to note that 82 of them (i.e. a whopping 82 percent of people) will not be enjoying their work life.
Well, of all the people that go to work every day, only 18 out of 100 (a meagre 18 percent of workers) really feel good about going to work; a whopping 82 percent of people harbour some apprehension when going to work and wish they didn’t have to go to work.
This is a major source of stress and ailments; indeed, not too long ago, the BBC announced that work-related stress disorders had been on the increase.
Suicides in life confirm that life is indeed tough for some people.
For several years, Matthew Warren (the son of a world renowned evangelical pastor) faced mental health challenges, and eventually committed suicide in 2013; may his soul rest in peace. Following his son’s demise, Rick Warren (who’s also author of an international bestseller:The Purpose Driven Life) on returning to the pulpit after 16 weeks break had this to say: “In spite of America’s best doctors, meds, counselors, and prayers for healing, the torture of mental illness never subsided. Today, after a fun evening together with Kay and me, in a momentary wave of despair at his home, he took his life.” He also said… “For 27 years I prayed every day of my life for God to heal my son’s mental illness.” But Rick further said that he intended to turn his grief into a message of service and hope.
In 2014 a rich and famous actor (and comedian; a very good entertainer as that: Robbin Williams of Mrs Doubtfire fame) committed suicide.
On 9th September 2019, Gregory Eells (Executive director of counseling and psychological services, and head of mental health services at University of Pennsylvania, and TEDx Conference Speaker on Cultivating Resilience) committed suicide. That same day, Jarrid Wilson (Pastor, and author of “Love Is Oxygen: How God Can Give You Life and Change Your World“) also committed suicide; may their souls rest in peace.
These constitute just a tip of the iceberg; everyday people commit suicide, and that cuts across all classes of people. Also, many people contemplate suicide but don’t get to execute it; some also attempt suicide but somehow do not get to complete it. It’s that serious!
Global statistics show that 80 out of 100 businesses fail within their first 5 years. Of those that survive, 80 percent, still fail within the subsequent 4 years. Out of those that remain after these 9 years, only 15 out of 100 make a significant profit; the remaining 85 percent just hang in there. That means if 100 businesses start today, in 9 years only 4 of them will be surviving; and of the 4, only 1 will be making a significant profit.
In summary, there is generally extremely low productivity. And most people are not truly fulfilled in life. All these happen because of the 4 habits that make life difficult; the first being The Processionary Caterpillar Syndrome; you may scroll down for the video presentation below or see the transcript.