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"TAKING IT EASY" IS BAD FOR BUSINESS EXECUTIVES— Physicians should not always tell worried, nervous business executives to "take it easy," [said] Dr. Gerald Gordon…. If the emotions were not released, they would be turned inward and result in "suicide through stress diseases like heart disorders," [he] said.... The basic emotions of pain, hunger, fear and rage are designed to help us adapt to the complex, changing times. "That is not to say that many men do not work too hard and should not take a vacation once in a while," he said. "Many do. But modern man seems to have forgotten that life itself is a conflict. So is society. The full free life, which often includes a good scrap, has become secondary to the desire for constant peace and tranquility."

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