“When it coems to anxiety I’m here to say it’s not your fault. Shed the burden: that dreadful, gnawing, stomach-churning sense that things are awry mixed with a chronic sense of powerlessness is the simple result of living in an anxious age, oppressed by puritans, imprisoned by career, humiliated by bosses, attacked by banks, seduced by celebrity, bored by Tv, forever hoping, fearing or regretting. It - The Man, the system, the combine, the construct, whatever we want to call the structures of power - wants you to be anxious. Anxiety suits the status quo very well. Anxious people make good consumers and good workers. Governments and big business, therefore, love terrorism - they adore it, it’s good for business. Anxiety will drive us back into our comfort blankets of credit card shopping and bad food, so the system deliberately produces anxiety while simultaneously promising to take it away”.
I’ve only read the first chapter of this book and am finding it fascinating.
“Filled with practical tips as well as inspiring reflections, here you can learn how to throw off the shackles of anxiety, bureaucracy, debt, governments, housework, supermarkets, waste and much else besides”.
Sounds good to me! :)