More Reasons Our Grandparents Were Less Stressed
Another reason why they were less stressed is that our not-so-distant ancestors were more connected with their food and surroundings. They knew that harvests and berthings (human or animal) were on Mother Nature’s schedule and not some preconceived, man-made schedule. Some of my non-homesteading/urban farming friends can’t understand that I can’t meet up with them or join them just because it is after 5:30pm and I am still harvesting tomatoes, feeding the hens or waiting for a sheep to lamb.
Before the dreaded zombi-box (TV) arrived, we listened to the radio while we played cards, had conversations, or made toast on the open fire. My family used to do all three. Now we turn on the TV and turn off our brains.