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Ever notice so called "normies" tune out when you mention "anxiety"?


Including doctors. I almost don't even want to use the word anymore since it seems to have lost all meaning and it always results in the "every body has it" pep talk...
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Yea it's kind of a ubiquitous term these days. My friend once told me that "having anxiety is like having nothing." I think he meant that being anxious or having anxiety is just a thing people say - I don't think he realized how awful anxiety can be if you suffer from extreme anxiety or a pathological anxiety disorder. Having never really experienced intense and ongoing anxiety for himself, he had no appreciation for the severity of a true anxiety / panic disorder and therefore came to the conclusion that anxiety isn't really that bad.

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Yeah, I kind of dislike how the term "anxiety" gets thrown around these days, now that you mention it. The minute somebody feels fear in a social situation or a situation where it inconveniences them, they "suffer from anxiety". Like, listen, buddy. Everybody feels anxious going to a job interview. That's just how it is. Once the fear actually stops you from going to the job interview, then we'll talk.
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Social phobia shouldn't conflate with anxious feelings everyone gets from time to time. It's not something I'd bicker about with somebody though.

I reckon all that's happened is it's grown to be an umbrella term for a lot of uncomfortable feelings, and people feel weird trying to explain it as more than "anxiety." Personally I don't think any less of it just because it's more commonly used.
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Yeah, I kind of dislike how the term "anxiety" gets thrown around these days, now that you mention it. The minute somebody feels fear in a social situation or a situation where it inconveniences them, they "suffer from anxiety". Like, listen, buddy. Everybody feels anxious going to a job interview. That's just how it is. Once the fear actually stops you from going to the job interview, then we'll talk.
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Yeah, I kind of dislike how the term "anxiety" gets thrown around these days, now that you mention it. The minute somebody feels fear in a social situation or a situation where it inconveniences them, they "suffer from anxiety". Like, listen, buddy. Everybody feels anxious going to a job interview. That's just how it is. Once the fear actually stops you from going to the job interview, then we'll talk.
Yeah I hate that. Everybody says that these days like it's hip or something. The thing is these people don't really know what anxiety means. They're making it harder for people who actually suffer from anxiety to be taken seriously. When your fear completely rules over what you can and can't do in this life, that's when you have anxiety.
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Yea "normies" have never had social anxiety or a panic attack to the extent that people on this site have experienced. To a outgoing non anxious person they cannot relate to us at all. Not their fault really its just something something they have no experience with and dont understand. They should have empathy for others experiencing problems in this area however
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I've found unless its related to food/drink, making money or procreation, most "normies" don't wanna hear about it, our core value is as an automated biological factory protecting the hive, it's pretty boring & repetitive : /

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Yeah or they say they have it too, and try to compete about it.
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I'm guilty of downplaying it, not intentionally. I used to have panic attacks years ago and I forget about what it felt like and not knowing what to do for myself in those moments to keep mostly calm till is passes, I forget I even had them unless the topic is brought up. I think anyone can overcome them. Meditation was the way for me. I'd actually say for me, meditation was the building block that supported everything else I did to overcome obstacles that come from within like anxiety, fear or panic and continue to work on.
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Most people, from my observation; are quite solipsistic and sometimes, the solipsism is unintentional but it is still prevalent.

You tell someone about your problems and they usually have to find some way to make the conversation about themselves or else they would be completely uninterested in conversing with you.

This goes for so called "normies", other anxious people, other depressed people et cetera; Which is one reason why I find most conversations with people to be completely unfulfilling.

The human ego is quite obtuse and hard to satiate.

We haven't lived in anything remotely close to "real" since the turn of the century.
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Unfortunately, yes. Or what I had some teachers said way back in school, it is something to 'grow out of'.
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