Perhaps we need to put it all in perspective. I realize jobs are important because they pay the bills, keep us off the streets and put food on the table. But it's all relative. Living in North Korea is "very stressful." Trying to avoid roadside bombs in Afghanistan is "very stressful." Sitting with a sick child in the hospital is "very stressful."
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Being passed over for promotion, dealing with a worthless manager, fighting for a better parking space ... my grandmother would look at you like you were an idiot. Here's the upside to all this: If these things stress you out, it means the important things in life must be fine.
So, yes, I will continue to complain about stressful deadlines, grueling hours and the need for "date nights." And then I will thank God my grandparents worked so hard, so I don't have to.
—By CNBC's Jane Wells.