In fact most of what we call anxiety is overconcern about what someone thinks of you.
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The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own.
If you would stop, really stop, damning yourself, others, and unkind conditions, you would find it almost impossible to upset yourself emotionally - about anything. Yes, anything.
Stop shoulding on yourself
Neurosis is just a high-class word for whining.
The attitude of unconditional self-acceptance is probably the most important variable in their long-term recovery.
The trouble with most therapy is that it helps you feel better. But you don't get better. You have to back it up with action, action, action.
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