Age of Anxiety

I watched a documentary film on CB Doc Zone. The name of film Is “Age of Anxiety’. After I watched It there are some questions that are raised In the documentary. This Is a story about a society on edge, a place where our culture, the very way we live Is leaving us feeling more anxious than ever before. Each person when they are interviewed about anxiety, they show different opinions: Arthur Galilean: We are normally anxious because life is dangerous. Many of us are vulnerable to losing a Job or being underemployed.

We can’t manage whether we are going to get a disease or most of the time. Particle Pearson: The other factor I think is really Important Is isolation, so that sense that, really, nobody does have your back. Question: What has changed? Or has anxiety always been with us and only now taking Its place In the culture spotlight? To answer that question, we need to know what exactly is anxiety? It’s a difficult question. Arthur Galilean: so often there is a confusion in the mind of people when they are speaking, when they are talking about anxiety.

Are they talking about some normal? Are they talking about something extra normal? Are they talking about something pathological? Is it a disease? Is It a symptom? Narrator: The dictionary describes It as a feeling of worry, nervousness or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. In reality, it means very different things to different people. Steps: It kind of feels like something is always chasing you; that you are always trying to get away or always trying to get somewhere. There is something always right behind you, coming for you.

Jessica: There Is Just everyday anxiety. Missing the subway when you are late for work; trying to get Into an appointment and you can’t find a cab. It’s Just the city Is fraught with It. Narrator: The experience varies because anxiety occurs on a spectrums At one extreme, it’s a crippling disorder: at the other, a normal, even health, part of daily life. Helen Simpson: Anxiety is not all bad. Think about how in college did you keep yourself up late at night studying for that test to get good grade. Actually it was anxiety that got you to do that.

Sometimes anxiety can become motivation that can aka people better Rene Hen: It’s normal to be anxious, which Is a form of fear. It’s Just a fear of what’s going to come In the future. However, what that fear or that anxiety becomes disconnected from the situation, let’s say there Is no danger In the environment and you are still worried, still anxious, still fearful. That’s when we are talking about anxiety disorders. Narrator: Nowadays, life’s daily anxieties grows louder and louder, more and more people who think of themselves as normal are considering using pills to deal with everyday life.

Many people need be cool, nonevent, normal, so that they use pills to deal with anxiety. Many people stick with anxiety. Or on the other words, anxiety took control of their life. Ex: Kenned: It’s this secret you want to keep and this thing that you don’t want people to know you’re dealing with, so To then have to try to explain to people why I wasn’t okay going out for dinner or I wasn’t okay driving down the street, it got to a point wasn’t okay living my apartment. I lost about 47 pounds in a month and a half. I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t sleep. I was Just absolute shell on myself. Things above make people