Tuesday, September 8, 2009
DC is #9
According to Forbes magazine, DC is the 9th most stressful city in the US. Only Boston, Detroit, San Francisco, Providence, Cleveland, New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago outrank DC. According to the article, DC would be higher, but its low unemployment rate (thanks Government!) makes up for other shortfalls.
I completely agree that DC should be in the top ten. There is definitely an air of pressure to do well and to be successful quickly. Most people that I know what to be on a career path to bring them straight to the top before they reach 40. Plus it is an expensive city so that does not help anyone's stress level!
I am sure that other cities have a similar atmosphere, but I feel like DC's is exaggerated because of all of the politicians, staffers, and lobbyists.
I am usually stressed out so I guess I am not helping DC's reputation. Maybe I should start passing out copies of the Serenity Prayer on the metro. . .