It wasn’t just an iceberg that led to the infamous tragedy

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Titanic leaving Southampton. Photo: F.G.O. Stuart

Most people know the story of the Titanic—a massive luxury liner deemed the “unsinkable” ship. At the time of its completion, the Titanic was the largest man-made moving object on earth. The company building the ship was so sure it wouldn’t sink, they didn’t include enough lifeboats for all the passengers. Of course the ship wasn’t what it was advertised to be and sunk after hitting an iceberg. Approximately 1,500 people were lost with the ship, including many prominent citizens from multiple nations.

It’s an event known throughout history, a real-life event with the plot of a movie. In fact, one of the biggest movies ever made revolved around this tragedy. This disaster took place over 100 years ago and the name of the ship is still part of our common vocabulary. …

It happened right on the East Coast of North America

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Halifax Explosion Commemorative Stamp — Canadian Post Office Website

“Chebucto School was turned into a morgue. I can remember seeing low sleighs piled high with the load covered with tarpaulin. …

Stress management techniques from ancient warriors.

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Photo by Krys Amon on Unsplash

“Today is victory over yourself of yesterday; tomorrow is your victory over lesser men.”

— Miyamoto Musashi, “A Book Of Five Rings

Many things change over the course of history, but one thing hasn’t — stress. Humans have been dealing with stress well before modern society and psychology. Stress management is a cottage industry today with a market size of $7 billion according to Grand View Research. It’s not hard to find a study pointing to the endless stresses we modern people face today.

But what did people in stressful times do previously to make it through the day? We may think our current age is stressful, however, it’s minor league compared to things our ancestors lived through. One group in particular lived with the constant threat of a horrific death every day of their life. …


Erik Brown

Work out fanatic, martial artist, student, MBA, and connoisseur of useless information. CantWriteToSaveMyLife@yahoo.com

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