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    as minor as major life event?

    "Stress is energy that is associated with change; this can range from something as minor as getting out of bed in the morning to a major life event, such as giving birth or bereavement."

    I'm confused about the point of this sentence. I mean...why is a major life event minor? Does "this" refer to "change"? And, why would it emphsize "getting out of bed in the morning"?


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    Re: as minor as major life event?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eway View Post
    "Stress is energy that is associated with change; this can range from something as minor as getting out of bed in the morning to a major life event, such as giving birth or bereavement."

    I'm confused about the point of this sentence. I mean...why is a major life event minor? Does "this" refer to "change"? And, why would it emphsize "getting out of bed in the morning"?
    I think it really means this:

    Stress can range from an event as minor as getting out of bed in the morning to an event as major as giving birth or being bereaved.

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    Re: as minor as major life event?

    Oh, thanks! I got it!

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