TAGP 56: A Personal Rant For All The Warriors & Victims

March 20, 2017

“All Television Is Educational, The Question Is What Is It Teaching?”victims & warriors

During my 6 year struggle with debilitating generalized anxiety I ran into a quote that inspired me to see the world in a new light. Although long, I feel the need to share it with you and it goes like this:

“The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows, it’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently… IF YOU LET IT.”

I believe it was Sylvestor Stallone (comment below if I got it right), that said this. The part that stuck with me wasn’t the part that the world being a nasty place etc (because I was living it daily at the time due to my health anxiety, panic attacks, you name it), it was the last 4 words:

“If You Let It”

I thought to myself, do you mean I have a choice in the matter? I didn’t have to live in a world of reaction to every symptom of anxiety, every criticism my boss sent my way and every moment someone cut me off on the road? That last line gave me some space. Some space between my anxiety and who I was as a person.

I recognized that my internal chatter was enough to keep my mind occupied on how scary the world was. With every identity statement such as “I am anxiety,” the fears grew stronger and the more it consumed me like a blanket wherever I went. I shared my struggles with everyone I met, not realizing one important thing along the journey which was that:

“No One Really Cared That I Had Anxiety!”

So I labelled those people too. “Good for nothing people who just care about themselves”, and on the cycle went. Today’s rant on the anxiety guy podcast comes from a place of love, even though it may not seem like that, so buckle your seatbelts and enjoy the ride.

The top 3 things we’ll be diving into in this week’s the anxiety guy podcast episode are:

  • The #1 reason for why negativity is so much stronger than positivity right now
  • How searching for the meaning of life everyday, just causes you more anxiety
  • Why we’ve become a society of zombies chasing the next temporary pleasure

The Anxiety Guy Community Links :

The Anxiety Guy On SnapChat.

The #1 anxiety support page on Facebook.

Got questions? Ask them on YouTube.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

2 comments on “TAGP 56: A Personal Rant For All The Warriors & Victims

  1. mohamed Mar 20, 2017

    yes dennis u realy inespired us…yes we ask for tips then the problem we expect it to work fast and when it fail we get frustrated. we never take lesson from satbacks .. we have to say as long as we won the war againd anxiety and fear for short time tht means there is a chance tht next time small wins will be bigger .anxierty way revovery comes up and down not straight . . we still talking negativily all the time and about anxiety tht made our anxiety getying worse and we dont know tht… we r still visiting doctors tht makes thr anxiety get egraved .. i understand tht its only way setbacks is way of recovery ..i want take u advise about something.. my girfriend said negative thing bcz i was telling her i was checking my blood pressire tht time was high.. she said something made me upset .. she said wht if u were in bed and u died wht the police will do to me.. nobody knows from u family tht we have an affair. i was surpried the way she was thinking i was always telling my self im the negative person but i realized tht lady was soo negative then i felt upset .. she did apolpgized but i think thinfs will never work out with her bxz she has doubts and fear .. i didnt like the way she was thinki8ng bcz i always have doubt and fear of my symptoms which i been doing my best to be disintersted in them .. shes should hsve encoureging mr not talking negativily . wht do u think was i sensitive bcz im sensetized.. thx again for great podcast

    .

    • Sensitization can definitely bring about vulnerability to anything my friend. Thanks so much for the feedback always appreciated.