Saturday, July 3, 2021

Does Modern Lifestyle Cause Anxiety?

 Some time ago Matt Walsh got a lot of flak on Twitter for his suggestion that anxiety is not a disease. People were telling him about their anxiety disorder and how some things cause them panic attacks and that they can't function without medication.

Most of them were women, btw. That made me think. People nowadays are told to ignore their instincts. Yet getting anxious or even panicky may be your body's way to tell you to stop and rethink what you are doing. Progressives made a big deal about "mother's little helpers" and talked incessantly about 1950s housewives needing pills to get them through the day, yet how is it different from a woman who needs antidepressants to be able to function in work setting?

In fact, I doubt modern feminism would even be possible without anticonception pill and other drugs which make being an office drone or other similar jobs more or less tolerable.

Since I'm not a doctor I can't give medical advice on topic of disorders and mental health, but if you are suffering from anxiety it may be a good idea to try and find out what exactly is it you are so worried about. It could be the school your children attend, financial problems, in-laws, or work situation if you are employed.  You may feel trapped or stuck but taking medication to numb your natural reaction isn't really a good way out. 

Don't force yourself to do things which make you really uncomfortable. Don't be afraid to say, no. If the idea of going on vacation with your mother-in-law interrupts your night rest, just cancel it. If the neighbour pushes you to babysit for her because she wants to work longer hours and you have your hands full with taking care of your own family tell her to send her kids to daycare. Don't ruin your health because you are trying to please others. It's OK to change your mind. 

You don't have to be a martyr, it's OK to just enjoy your life.


  1. Post Alley CrackpotJuly 16, 2021 at 8:04 PM

    "You may feel trapped or stuck but taking medication to numb your natural reaction isn't really a good way out ..."

    If the result is that you'll wind up with low cortisol and adrenal fatigue, you're better off doing something.

    You don't have to sign up to Big Pharma's latest SSRI treatment programme, and that will most likely do more harm than doing nothing.

    Simple stuff like taking a course of vitamins, supplements, even herbal stuff like magnolia bark to begin to rebuild your adrenal system will help get you back on track.

    But low cortisol and adrenal fatigue are an awesome way of finally confronting the problems you have, just because you really have nowhere else to go other than fixing the problems with a little help or trying to medicate your way out of noticing them.

    This is what makes addicts: they hit bottom and instead of being righteously furious with having hit bottom because of their own actions or inactions, they seek excuses and palliatives, several of which Big Pharma are more than happy to provide.

    "Don't force yourself to do things which make you really uncomfortable."

    Actually, this frequently works out negatively, because you fail to recognise when you're stuck.

    Do a few little things that make you uncomfortable, as in getting out of your comfort levels, all the time.

    This is the best preventive measure you can undertake to avoid becoming stuck.

    But don't force yourself to do things which are negative and unnecessary.

    Vox Day had something about this a while back involving psychological curses.

    The heart of this piece from Vox Day comes from Lawrence Wilson, and there's a related bit on "energy vampirism" that also applies.

    Lawrence Wilson: "... a psychological curse is another word for a negative post-hypnotic suggestion. This type of a curse can occur, for example, when someone tells you that you will have an accident, or die, or develop a disease, or something else negative will happen to you ..."

    The word "tells" is slightly deceptive in practice, as covert aggressors will never actually tell anyone this, but instead will structure their speech so the telling part is very strongly implied.

    Lawrence Wilson: "The doctor is projecting his or her own fear of death or of disease."

    More frequently away from a medical setting, the person you're conversing with has a fear of having accomplished nothing aside from "stacking cash" from one or more mostly regrettable jobs, which is meant to be spent in a lazy "retirement" in which further accomplishment of nothing may be achieved, and so the projections take that particular form.

    And so any talk about doing something better runs against that and triggers that person's built-up negativity scripts.

    What's interesting about the "vampirism" part of what Lawrence Wilson wrote is that it follows from the low cortisol and adrenal damage situation, although he advocates hair mineral tests instead to discover who's dealing with chronic stress.

    But the high oxidation state stuff is interesting: if exposed to fluoride treatments and they're fast oxidisers with extremely high calcium levels, do these people grow fluorospar on their teeth?

    It's interesting because it'd make it easier to spot some of those Wilson was talking about avoiding.

    "People nowadays are told to ignore their instincts."

    My instincts these days are to develop better methods for detecting negative people so I can avoid them.

    I like the new friends who are good at analysing situations so they can stay out of the negative ones.

  2. Yes, I read this. Not sure as a Christian I agree completely though.