Ik kocht zojuist het boek "Why Zebras don't Get Ulcers." Ik kocht het omdat er een goede omschrijving over te lezen is van iemand die ik volg op het web: "Well, yeah. It's one of the things that I've just sort of, in my interest in health and longevity, I've recently been sort of looking at the whole issue of stress in people, in society, and so forth. So this is not written by, as some books like this are, by a so-called "science writer." This is written by Robert Sapolsky. He's got a Wikipedia page which begins: "Robert Morris Sapolsky (born 1957) is an American neuroendocrinologist, professor of biology, neuroscience, and neurosurgery at Stanford University, researcher and author. This was recommended by someone who, it's like, okay, well, thank you for the recommendation. You know, "Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers," you sort of think, okay, well, is it illustrated? Are there going to be pictures of zebras sitting under a tree, gazing off into the distance? No. This is serious, wonderful, but also kind of humorous, but still very hard science about the nature of stress, and the fact that the same sort of causes of traditional survival stress are being triggered by worries about credit card payments and mortgages and teenage daughters and the things that stress people out these days, and that the problem is that this sort of environmental stress isn't acute, it's chronic. And our body wasn't equipped to handle continuous low-level sort of background chronic stress. And all kinds of things go wrong. And there's an argument to be made that stress in our lives is one of the major deleterious factors in long-term health."