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life weeding out idiosyncrasies

I was in a conversation yesterday with another lady of my age telling me how she cannot work because of her anxiety issues. I thought to myself, why hasn't she found an equilibrium between herself and the world by now?

I did have some post drama of dealing with the general public and bad bosses, especially when life took a whirlwind when I got out of the military. But I confronted those personal issues to find a middle so that I can survive on my own.

Is it accurate to assume that idiosyncrasies are best resolved when dealt with directly (and not by hiding out)?

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Asked by BlueSaphire at 6:31 PM on Jul. 12, 2009 in Beauty & Style

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  • Yes, that would be an accurate assumption on your part. But, there are many who hide from situations, or rather, take advantage of their unresolved issues to "milk the system"....

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:34 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • Some people just never were taught how to cope, and never find a way that works for them, so they just "check out" of society.


    Answer by timelessglass at 6:53 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • anxiety attacks are so real
    and until a person can learn to deal, they can not deal
    I had them years ago and was put on meds, which made me feel drunk and did little to curb the attacks. I moved out of town and quickly went off by cutting dose (probably too quickly per doc advice) within a week. I had some pretty bad headaches for a few weeks, but when the attacks came upon me, I knew they were only anxiety and went through it knowing it would pass soon. It took mind over matter, and no doctor giving me pills which I hated.
    But I have real simpathy of those in that situation

    my brother has agoraphobia.
    afraid to leave the house
    i feel bad for him

    Answer by boredmom44 at 9:37 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • boredmom44, I'm very happy that you found your way through. Fear, it seems, takes a direct confrontation to figure whether rational or not. By exploring life, I realize that the world is not what I made it to be. Therefore, I broke out of my own, just like you did.


    Answer by BlueSaphire at 12:52 PM on Jul. 13, 2009

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