I’ve never been comfortable with the anxiety label. We seem to excuse someone for feeling fear or anxiety in situations of extreme stress or danger such as war or imprisonment. But when anxiety is an ongoing part of life, it is pathologized, stigmatized, and medicated.
Why? Seriously. It’s not as if our society is all roses and daisy fields. It’s sick, shut down, demoralized, and often cruel. For someone who is born sensitive with a desire to live honestly and authentically, this world can be a torment. That’s not pathology, it’s a normal reaction to a sick situation. That is what Daniel Mackler tries to convey in this video. His words are the story of my life.