Stress is highly ignored issue in the society. Too much of important is given to Blood Pressure, Heart Attack, and Ashthma. If half of their importance is given to stress, we could avoid them all together.
Here are some hypothesis about stress.
Software professionals are highly prone to stress.Well, this is wrong. Stress is everywhere. I have seen a Bus conductor in chennai, India, who was stressed out by facing 3000+ passengers per day.
People who work 12 to 18 hours per day have stress. The level of hard work done by poor indian formars is beyond compare.
Eating too much gives stress. Watching TV gives stress.If I eat less, I will have stress. I watch comedy channels and movies in TV to get rid of stress.