reply to post by moniesisfun
Well I'm good. Never been on meds, and haven't offed anyone yet.
That's nice. Maybe your genetics affords you that freedom.
But don't assume that anxiety etc is beyond you. Any person can be reduced to a state of anxiety, neurosis etc.
I'm not so lucky. My dad is pretty much one of the most emotionally resilient people I know, but my mother is essentially the opposite. Her, her
mother, and her grandmother, were all nerve bags with anxiety disorders. Therefore, all my siblings, including myself, suffer from time to time with
anxiety simply because our nervous systems are more sensitive to stimulation.
However, I have pretty good mental control. I'm confident in my ability to stave off depression, anxiety, stress.
Anxiety creeps upon you without your notice. Take, for example, the possibility of losing a loved one; or witnessing around you people you know losing
their jobs; just once hearing "so and so killed themselves" - and this has a very pronounced effect on your emotions whether you want it or don't
want it. You'll feel depressed. It's sad. And as events like this become more common, you'll find yourself to be increasingly depressed,
increasingly unhappy: and thats when anxiety kicks in. Anxiety feeds on depression because depression is the basic ground that anxiety grows from.
Hence, it is so incredibly important to watch yourself, to keep yourself from being too emotionally invested in the misfortune around you. This does
not mean apathy - not caring - but it does mean selectivity, and carefulness in how you go about commiserating with other peoples and your own
This is what I dread most. I'm a realist. People here I think really don't quite comprehend what will be so bad is not possibly losing a house, or
seeing others you love lose their jobs, houses, or loved one, but how you REACT to this news; how you 'feel' in this new environment. THAT is what