“You’re on a plane on the tarmac and it’s time to shut the doors. Suddenly, the insanity strikes you. You’ll be in a highly explosive sealed aluminium tube, breathing recycled kerosene-infused air, for the next six-and-a-half hours, with no way of getting off or out. The pilot may be exhausted or inwardly distressed. Air traffic control at any of the 40 waymarks along the journey may get momentarily distracted. You’ll be streaming 5 miles above the surface of the planet. No one else seems remotely sensitive to what any of this implies – they’re chatting and reading magazines – but for you, it’s the beginning of a kind of hell. You are on the verge of giving way to what we currently know as a panic attack.
Or you’re walking up the narrow stairs to a party in a top floor apartment. It’s the birthday of a friend of a friend and you…” read full article on The Book of Life
– What are some of the ‘odder’ things that bring on your anxiety?
– In what way might this anxiety be entirely legitimate, looked at generously?
– How do others respond when you try to share your anxiety?
– Are there times when you are yourself unaware of how anxious you are?
– How would you explain your anxiety to others calmly?
– How, in your more unfortunate moments, do you give voice to your anxiety – in ways that don’t directly reveal that you are, in fact, anxious?