All the world’s a stage
Anxiety is the writer’s block of life. When you’re really anxious you don’t feel equipped to be your life’s author. You go to do something, anything, and you’re filled with uncertainty. Even small decisions feel significant, and one choice feels filled with implications about what choices will follow. It’s like you’re trying to start an essay and you can’t pick a first sentence—you imagine where it would lead and keep coming to dead ends.
This is because life is a story that we write—it’s natural that we get stuck sometimes. However, we don’t have to write the story alone: every shared experience, every sort of common ground, is a way of writing our stories together.
If you zoom out beyond the individual, to the level of society, you see the same thing. At the societal level it’s history and culture that are being written. In times of crisis a society can feel unable to continue the...
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