It’s weird to think some people don’t feel anxiety
Sometimes when I open up to people about anxiety they give me very basic answers like “try talking to people”, or they compare anxiety to something strange, like not being able to sleep because of a sound in the room (my dad did this once). Then I have to remember that not everyone experiences this, not everyone will exactly understand.
This hit me when I wrote my personal essay (about my struggle to connect/social anxiety) for my college application and my teacher who I asked to review it literally couldn’t understand the points I wrote about describing my experiences. I even tried to personify the anxiety (thinking I was clever) and she didn’t think it fit. I think she even left a comment saying something about just trying to reach out of my comfort zone and talk to more people or something. She wasn’t rude or anything, it just hit me that she’s literally never experienced this before and I could tell by talking to her about it.
This is kinda an old story but I just think about it a lot and notice it in people a lot more. It’s just so alien to me I guess, no offense.