Stress may generate from different sources. Prolonged exposure to stress lead to what we describe as “burnout”.
Many questions revolved in my mind such as
- Why do some people get burned out much faster than others?
- Why do some people never combust in a fire?
- What do people produce when they get burned out?
The Story First
A young pretty woman was only in her early twenties when her parents died in a car accident. They left her with six younger brothers and sisters with nothing to support them. The only job she could find was to work as a belly dancer in a nightclub. Customers poured in to enjoy her sexy body. They tried to tempt her with large sums of money to share the night with them. Nobody could touch her.
A writer described her as “In fire and she does not burn”.
Why did not she yield to the flare of money? Was it her character, faith, and values, fear of social rejection, or mostly all of them?
So, why do most people burn in the fire of stress?
I could attribute this to many factors such as
- These people lack the strong enough character to say no when they need to.
- They have “dry hearts”. They become dry and burn easier than wet hearts.
- Their values are “loose” and it is easy for the heat of temptation to break their values, heat them so that they burn easier.
- Because these people are dry and empty of empathy, filled with grudge and envy and care only for materialistic things they burn much easier. Grudge and envy produce their own fire to burn them from the inside.
To burn is one thing and to what is another thing.
Some people burn with a glow. Other people burn with beauty. Others transform into chars of weird shapes. Those with hearts filled with grudges and envy produce soot or toxic gases that even when these people disappeared, they leave behind toxicity hanging in the air.
Best of all are those people who burn but leave a great aroma for others. Their hearts are fragrant with love and passion for humanity.