On Anxiety

Much of what ruins the present is sheer anxiety. The present always contains an enormous number of possibilities, some hugely gruesome, which we are constantly aware of in the background. Anything could theoretically happen, an earthquake, an aneurysm, a rejection – which gives rise to the non-specific anxiety that trails most of us around all the time; the simple dread at the unknownness of what is to come.

The Difficulty of Being in the Present

Anxiety has a way of paralyzing you, invading every aspect of your life. I started going to therapy this year. I’m learning to work through the anxiety and all of the trauma and pain of the past and the present and the uncertainty of the future.

Published by Vito Anastasia

Vito is a Business Intelligence Analyst with a love for civics. He is an active advocate and activist, especially in the LGBTQ community. He lives in Bethesda, MD with his dog and cat.

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