Why are we all so stressed out? An experiential journey that explores the proliferation of stress and burnout in an increasingly complicated, frenetic world.
Part I: Should Life Be THIS Stressful? Stress. Anxiety. Burnout. It’s a given that most of us are pretty worn out—from the pressures of work and personal finances, to social injustices and partisan politics. We now live in a world in which a stressful life is considered a normal life. And with the prevalence of smartphones and social media, anxiety triggers are right at our fingertips. So how do we fix this problem?
Part II: Battling the Tech Addiction that Hijacked Our Brains With their invention of pioneering apps and can't-put-down devices, a small group of young people in Silicon Valley set the wheels in motion for society to become distracted, disconnected, and depressed. Now, some of them are trying to reverse the damage, and many are raising their own children screen-free. Aza Raskin, the creator of the infinite scroll, who played an outsize role in today’s tech-obsessed climate, offers his insight. And we dive inside the lives of the children who attend the Rudolf Steiner School, an alternative screen-free school in New York City.
Part III: The Real Reason Doctors Burn Out How can we be cared for by people who are just as stressed and unwell as we are? Doctors have the highest rates of burnout and suicide than any other profession, and the crisis has reached a tipping point. What's going on beneath the surface?