Onxiety

How do people switch off? How do you manage to sit down and binge-watch a series on Netflix? I can’t even sit down and read a book now. My brain is continually racing at 100 miles an hour. I need to find projects, something to do, something to preoccupy my mind. Lazy moments become a virtual hellscape in my mind. My own mind is slowly torturing me. How do I switch anxiety off, I am fed up with onxiety.

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May You Live in Interesting Times

May you live in interesting times is a British expression that we often say the Chinese said. To be honest, I don’t know if this is true or not, but I certainly now feel the tension and anxiety such an idea proclaims in so few words. The current period the UK will is going through will undoubtedly become a period of time that many academics base an entire career on the study of how a union of countries disintegrated, the UK not the EU.

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The Tsunami

I chose to believe that I lived in a progressive country. Now, I realise I was deluded. The UK has finally let down its mask, and inside is an ugly beast. The rampant exceptionalism that allowed Britain to colonise a lot of the world still runs wild in individual sections of society. Our politicians no longer guide or lead; they merely surf the wave of populism. The only problem here is that the wave is a tsunami.

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Monday Morning

Monday morning.

Is it the first day of the new week or the second day? Should I even care? It’s not like Monday isn’t just a social construct, like money. Thinks that only exist because we pretend they are real. Is that the real human condition? To live in a state of denial about reality?

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Societal Fragments

We are all devided. We are all fragmented. We argue. We shout. We holler. We face the abyss of our own making. We allowed the media to tear us apart. We allowed social media to drive the wedge further. We stopped listening. We destroyed society.