Originally Posted by gts
the trouble with anxiety and such, is once it gets rolling it's hard to stop, almost becomes a thermodynamic meltdown as you worry about having an anxiety attack you get edgy and start to feel out of control and thats leads to another anxiety attack...
Like an avalanche effect.
I can't help but wonder how many people have anxiety problems because they have a father who is not there because of long hours or travel from work, or simply has left them all together. If I or any of my brothers showed any weakness through anxiety or even a supposed allergic reaction to food, my dad would be pissed. I think he'd be pissed even if I showed an allergic reaction to a bee sting.
Problems with anxiety go hand in hand with people feeling free to express all their discomforts and be comfortable with it, both to themselves and out in the open. Females have been ok with this for years, but normally fathers will tell their sons to basically sack up, come to terms with your problem(s) and get on with your life. Most mothers will not give you this tough love.
I absolutely hate needles but there is no way I am going to let that fear get the best of me because I can see my father in me head telling me something like "Don't be a p-ssy boy".
I still hate 'em though, I have had gals carve their initials on me with a broken beer bottle and I think I enjoyed that more than some of the shots I got.
IMHO, most anxiety issues start to develop early in life and can be shut down by parents who teach their children inner strength. If they aren't then they just snowball into adulthood.