Social anxiety


To tell you the truth, I’m having a hard time believing my last post but one. Yes, we’re all different. Yes, some people are better at some things while others are better at others. But there are certain things that everyone’s expected to be able to do.

It’s OK to say you can’t sing, can’t dance, can’t walk. But can’t talk? Everyone’s supposed to be able to talk, unless some physical disability prevents it.

All right, I talk. But sometimes I dry up, sometimes I don’t express myself well enough to be understood, and sometimes, in a group, I don’t join in for fear of drawing attention to my shortcomings. And when one of those things happens, my mood drops as eyebrows are raised, and I don’t feel at all proud of being me. Sorry.

By Miriam Drori

Author, editor, attempter of this thing called life. Social anxiety warrior. Cultivating a Fuji, edition 3, a poignant, humorous and uplifting tale, published with Ocelot Press, January 2023.

2 replies on “Unbelievable”

Perhaps the best way to look at it is in terms of pack animals, human beings are basically pack animals even if we are pack animals with higher brain functions.

Doesn’t mean of course that we aren’t unique and that we aren’t individuals, just like other animals, but we still function as a pack.

Perhaps a helpful way of looking at it or perhaps not. I always thought it helps to explains other people’s reactions to our social short comings.

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