Essence of clear thinking based on science

From Nadine Burke-Harris’ The Deepest Well, p. 171:
“Toxic stress is a result of a disruption to the stress response. This is a fundamental biological mechanism, not a money problem or a neighborhood problem or a character problem. That means we can look at one another differently. We can see one another as humans with different experiences that have triggered the same physiological response. We can leave the blame and shame out of it and just tackle the problem the same way we would treat any other health condition. We can see this problem for what it really is, a public-health crisis that is as indiscriminate as influenza or Zika.”
This passage followed her narrative of a dinner with extremely high-performing women at the pinnacle of society or revealed various degrees of toxic stress either in their childhoods or their adult lives.

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