They observed that in such sober environments, where the grumpiest is crowned king and lighthearted play is frowned upon, the risk of being judged as non-serious by colleagues or superiors was a formidable discourager
Research on the prevention of mental illness shows the importance of courage, optimism, hope, faith, among other strengths, which act as a discourager
of mental illness.
Stress is that element which, depending on the type, quantity, and duration, can either act as an encourager or a discourager
(See Selye et al.
Stockton wrote another story that was supposed to solve the puzzle, The Discourager
of Hesitancy (The Century, July 1887), but it also left the query still hanging.
Stockton wrote another story supposed to solve the puzzle, "The Discourager
of Hesitancy " (1887), but it also cleverly left the query unanswered.