God never created humanity to feel stressed out. He never intended us to be in competition with each other. But by God’s grace, we were given free will, and in that free will we decided that we’d rather compete than live in peaceful cooperation. And thus, we began to compete with each other over almost everything imaginable. Even the very first children of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, felt this. Cain killed his brother because God had favored Abel’s harvest over his own. Even though we are doomed to live under this sinful human nature, God did show us a way to live cooperatively – a way to reduce stress and find peace. That way is service! Competition is stress; cooperation is peace.