Been reading a book about Anxiety called ‘First we make the beast beautiful’ by Sarah Wilson. It talks bout anxiety and how,historically, anxious people would have had a function within the community. Those people, whose senses were more sensitive, were used by the villagers as ‘look outs’ to impending danger and people with mental illness being witch doctors, medicine men or similar. Anxiety is not a redundant feeling. I am interested in exploring how anxiety plays a role in my life and my family’s life.
There is a also hereditary anxiety amongst cultures affected by war or trauma.