There is a phrase in modern society that was popular far before Kelly Clarkson ever sang a song about it. It goes, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” You may have heard this phrase from a teacher, a parent, or a coach. If you’re a parent yourself, maybe you’ve said it to your own kids when they had to do something they didn’t want to. In your initial post to the discussion, answer the following questions:
How does Selye’s model of stress make you reevaluate the phrase, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”?
What do you think the evolutionary function of each GAS stage is?
Which of these stages do you “live in,” or experience, most frequently? What effect does this have on you? Is there anything you can do to change it? Would you even want to?
Have you ever hit the exhaustion phase? What impact did it have on you? How did you recover? If not, how do you avoid hitting exhaustion?
Please answer every question. Thank you.