>>EACH YEAR, THE AMERICAN
PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION DOES A SURVEY OF A REPRESENTATIVE
SAMPLE OF AMERICANS TO FIGURE OUT WHAT STRESSES THEM OUT THE
MOST, IN THIS YEAR THE RESULTS ARE A LITTLE DIFFERENT FROM
PREVIOUS ONES SO I WANTED TO SHARE THE RESULTS. THEY FOUND
THAT MOST AMERICANS ARE STRESSED OUT ABOUT AMERICA. THE STATE OF
POLITICS AND EVERYTHING THAT ENTAILS –>>AND KEEP IN MIND, THEY ARE
TALKING TO A REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE, NOT JUST A MILLENNIALS. THEY ARE HAVING CONVERSATIONS WITH PEOPLE, OR SURVEYING
PEOPLE, WHO LIVED THROUGH WORLD WAR II, AND THEY THINK THE
MODERN DAY, TODAY, IS WORSE THAN IT WAS BACK THEN.>>AND VIETNAM, AND 9/11,
AND ALL THOSE MOMENTS. THERE’S A LOT OF DIFFERENT
REASONS FOR ALL THAT, WHICH WE WILL GET INTO.>>OKAY, SO –>>IF YOU BREAK DOWN WHAT THEY
MEAN BY THAT, HERE IS WHAT YOU WILL FIND. 43% ARE RIGHT ABOUT
HEALTHCARE, 35% ABOUT THE ECONOMY, 30% ARE CONCERNED WITH
TRUST IN GOVERNMENT, CRIMES, AND TERRORIST ATTACKS.>>A LOT OF INTERESTING NUMBERS
HERE. 62% ARE CONCERNED ABOUT MONEY, VERY NORMAL. 61% ABOUT
WORK, NORMAL. BUT CONCERNED ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT AND THE
FUTURE OF THE NATION IS ACTUALLY HIGHER THAN THEIR CONCERN ABOUT
MONEY OR THEIR JOBS, THAT’S AMAZING. I’VE NEVER SEEN THAT
BEFORE. PART OF IT IS BECAUSE THEY REALIZE, OH, RIGHT, WHAT
GOVERNMENT DOES AFFECT ME. I DON’T HAVE HEALTHCARE, I’M
WORRIED THAT SOMEONE IN MY FAMILY WILL DIE, OR IT’S
INCREDIBLY EXPENSIVE AND IT’S KILLING US. THE PAYMENTS, ETC. BUT TO ME THE OTHER AMAZING NUMBER WAS NOT JUST SPECIFIC
THINGS LIKE I’M WORRIED ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT BECAUSE I MIGHT
NOT HAVE HEALTHCARE AND I MIGHT DIE, THAT’S SPECIFIC AND
UNDERSTANDABLE, THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY, I MIGHT NOT HAVE A JOB
— BUT 30% SAID THEY WERE CONCERNED, AS YOU SAW ON THAT
CHART, ABOUT TRUST IN GOVERNMENT. SO THIS IS A THING
THAT PUNDITS ON TV SAID NOBODY CARES ABOUT, RIGHT? CAMPAIGN-FINANCE REFORM, CORRUPTION, THESE ARE MINOR
ISSUES. NO THEY AREN’T. PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE GETTING
IT, WE DID A POLL IN CALIFORNIA, THE NUMBER ONE ISSUE WAS MONEY
IN POLITICS. PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THE GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN CAPTURED
BY THE DONORS, AND AS LONG AS THE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICIANS
ARE WORKING FOR THAT TINY GROUP OF RICH PEOPLE WE WILL NEVER GET
ANYTHING. NOT DECENT HEALTHCARE, MEDICARE FOR ALL, DECENT WAGES,
AND WE ARE SLOWLY BEING CRUSHED, AND THAT HAS
DAWNED ON PEOPLE. THAT’S WHY THEY ARE DEPRESSED
ABOUT IT.>>AND PEOPLE ARE LAYING AWAKE AT
NIGHT WORRIED ABOUT THESE THINGS. IF YOU LOOK AT
DEMOGRAPHICS, THE SURVEY FOUND THAT WOMEN ARE SUFFERING FROM
HIGHER STRESS LEVELS THAN MEN –>>THAT’S ANOTHER AMAZING PART
OF THE SURVEY. TRUMP APPEALS TO MEN MORE, BUT IT’S AMAZING HOW
IT WORKS ON A MACRO LEVEL. A LOT OF GUYS, OF COURSE NOT ALL OF
THEM, OF COURSE THESE ARE GIANT MACRO LOOKS AT THE COUNTRY, BUT
A LOT OF GUYS VOTED FOR TRUMP, AND WHEN HE WON THEY ARE LIKE,
THANK GOD WE ARE BACK IN CHARGE. AND THEIR STRESS LEVELS WENT
DOWN. AGAIN IT’S AN OVERGENERALIZATION BUT IT’S IN
THE NUMBERS. I WAS SURPRISED BECAUSE I WOULD’VE THOUGHT THAT
ECONOMIC ANXIETY AND ALL THE DIFFERENT ANXIETIES OVERALL
WOULD’VE AFFECTED MEN, BUT NO, THIS YEAR THEY ARE LIKE,
THINGS ARE A LITTLE BETTER. AT LEAST SOME PERCENTAGE OF MEN.>>I’M JUST GUESSING, THIS IS
SPECULATION, BECAUSE THE WOMEN DON’T GIVE A REASON FOR WHY IT
IS THAT THEIR STRESS LEVELS ARE HIGHER THAN MEN, BUT MY
SPECULATION IS, THINK ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS THAT HELP
SINGLE MOTHERS. THE EQUALITY ISSUES WE ARE FINALLY SEEING
SOME PROGRESS ON THAT NOW IS BECOMING MORE OF A REGRESSIVE
THING. WE ARE SEEING THE COUNTRY REGRESS IN CERTAIN WAYS WHEN
DURING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WE DID SEE PROGRESS, AND I THINK
LOOKING BACK NOW I FEEL LIKE I KIND OF TOOK THAT FOR GRANTED.>>BUT A LOT OF CONSERVATIVE MEN
DIDN’T SEE THAT AS PROGRESS. THEY KEPT SAYING WE WANT OUR
COUNTRY BACK. MEANING, WE WANT IT BACK FOR US. BUT AGAIN, DON’T
READ TOO MUCH INTO OUR SPECULATION ON IT BECAUSE THEY
DID NOT BREAK DOWN BY GENDER WHY THEY ARE UPSET OR LESS UPSET,
THEY JUST BROKE IT DOWN OVERALL, AND EXPLAINED THAT THE GENDERS
DO VIEW IT A LITTLE DIFFERENT.>>ANOTHER PIECE OF INFORMATION
OR DATA THAT I THOUGHT WAS INTERESTING –>>MORE AMERICANS ARE STRESSED
OUT, THEY ARE FEELING MORE ANXIETY, AND IT IS AFFECTING
THEM PHYSICALLY AS WELL BECAUSE THEY ARE GETTING LESS SLEEP, AND
WHEN YOU ARE STRESSED OUT, YES, IT’S AN EMOTION BUT IT ALSO HAS
A PHYSICAL REACTION IN THE BODY, YOU RELEASE MORE CORTISOL, YOU
ARE EATING UNHEALTHY FOODS, SLEEPING LESS, SO THIS WILL
AFFECT OUR HEALTH AS WELL. AND I KNOW I CAN DEFINITELY SYMPATHIZE
WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE LOST SLEEP OVER THESE ISSUES.>>IN SOME WAYS I’M SURPRISED
THAT THE ANXIETY IS GREATER, AND GOD HELP US IF THERE IS ANY KIND
OF ECONOMIC CRASH BECAUSE THIS WILL SHOOT THROUGH THE ROOF. LOOK, MINIMUM WAGE IS $7.25, THAT’S $15,000 A YEAR, HOW DO
YOU NOT LAY AWAKE AT NIGHT IF YOU ARE MAKING $15,000 A YEAR? HOW DO YOU LIVE ON THAT? AND THAT’S TRUE FOR
A LOT OF AMERICANS. AND SO MANY AMERICANS NOW HAVE BEEN CRUNCHED DOWN TO
MINIMUM WAGE, THEY USED TO HAVE GOOD JOBS AND THEY DON’T
ANYMORE. AND THEY NEED GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE AND THAT
HURTS THEIR SENSE OF SELF-RESPECT. AND CONSERVATIVES
THINK THEY ARE ALL BOMBS, THEY ALL WANT HANDOUTS. THEY DON’T
WANT HANDOUTS, THEY MAKE $7.25, THEY NEEDED FOR THEIR KIDS. THEY
AREN’T BOMBS. A LOT OF THESE PEOPLE ARE WORKING POOR AND THE
MIDDLE CLASS, IT’S HARD NOT TO GET STRESSED OUT. I HOPE WE
DON’T HAVE ANY KIND OF ECONOMIC CRASH, IF IT DOES THESE NUMBERS
ARE GOING TO BE ASTRONOMICAL.