[HT: Portland Business Journal]
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Portland is Stressed Out?
Forbes magazine lists what they consider the most stressful cities in America. Portland comes in at number 14. Actually this is not so bad, the city is dinged especially for its high unemployment rate and dearth of sunny days (where it comes in at #1 with Pittsburgh a close second), but given that these are particularly high we might have expected worse. I don't know, but it seems like the weather is endogenous to a pretty relaxed attitude. So rather than being a source of stress I think of it more as a buffer against stress. Since it is gray and rainy outside, why worry about trying to do too much? Now depression, that's another matter...