The world has gone mad. It’s always been a little nutty I guess, but it seems like things have shifted into a new kind of crazy. I can’t possibly explain all the reasons why the world has gone mad, but what I can say with certainty is that much of your anxiety is not entirely of your own making. In fact, I think the modern world has placed human beings in a very bizarre place. A place where people are more like robots created to fill a role rather than live a life. Maybe that’s an exaggeration, who really knows, but from the looks of things it seems like people are angry, scared, and really worried about the future. People don’t make enough money, can’t afford things they should be able to afford, and many owe tons of money for something that should be provided to people eager to contribute to society. That’s all to say that anxiety isn’t just born in your childhood or terrible experiences. It can also develop as a result of living in a world were meeting your full potential is difficult and even discouraged.
On the flip side, perhaps people sipped too much of the prosperity Kool-Aid. Maybe we forgot our history and were mislead by the good times that followed World War II and assumed that the party would never end. Descent paying jobs, affordable homes, modest vacations and the hope for a better future. Anyway, I assure you that I don’t have answers to any of the issues facing humanity today. Instead, I just wanted to highlight the many external factors that can add to your high anxiety.
So, listen now.
In this episode of The Anxiety Guru Show you’ll hear about:
- The incredible increase in the rates of anxiety
- Elements of the modern world that breed anxiety
- Ramblings about fear and affordable housing
- Feedback to listener email
- And long rants about modern life