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Three parts about anxiety

Anxiety is a complex thing. Part of its complexity is a discrepancy between what we call anxiety and how we seem to experience anxiety. The emotion itself is well defined and doesn’t sound that debilitating (at least if you don’t have an anxiety “disorder” (APA) or “medical” anxiety(MW) which most people don’t want to think of themselves). But if we look at the urban dictionary definitions, the language used is much stronger than that of the APA, or the Merriam Webster....