Sunday 19 November 2017

All this talk about anxiety is making me nervous

We've had 40 years of Big Pharma in the States inventing a pill for every ill
We've had 40 years of Big Pharma in the States inventing a pill for every ill
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

I was watching Sky News the other afternoon - how I came to have an afternoon free to watch the telly is another matter entirely - and a woman from an organisation called Anxiety UK was being interviewed.

I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that anxiety is now worthy of its own lobby group, and there's no doubt that some people can feel completely overwhelmed by anxious feelings.

But it seems we have missed a rather important point when it comes to our societal obsession with always feeling good all the time.

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