And that’s still true. Mr. Puiu’s film was an early sign of the flowering of Romanian cinema that would bring international acclaim to young auteurs like Cristian Mungiu (“4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days”) and Corneliu Porumboiu (“Police, Adjective”). Like his colleagues (and sometime rivals), Mr. Puiu uses long takes and minimal camera movement to create a sense of lived reality that is absorbing almost to the point of claustrophobia. He zeroes in remorselessly on the petty absurdities and large iniquities that define life in Romania more than a decade after the fall of Nicolae Ceausescu’s Communist dictatorship.
It's not news: stress wears us down over time. But have you wondered exactly how?
Compare the past century of human history to the past thousands of years: the difference is staggering. We've flung ourselves into a much faster paced modern world. We are communicating and working more than ever before, and in different ways. Our minds and bodies struggle to catch up with these increased pressures.
While the right amount of stress is great to help get things done, too much stress over too much time has hidden effects that you're probably not aware of: