WHY EVERYONE IS ANXIOUS
- •We have become a nation of conspicuous maximizersThe pressure to get the best of anything- hamburgers, apartments, dates- totally ruins the appreciation of the object, rendering them instead as the vehicle for validation.
- •The broader internet changes hypothetical standards before practical onesEveryone's a gourmet, no one can afford it. The cost of being ahead of the curve is that inefficiency.
- •We don't know what we wantOutsized validation aside, what do we even want? What do we like? I need The AV club to tell me if I liked an episode and bloggers to tell me what I think culturally.
- •The burden of self importanceParanoid anxiety is inverted narcissism. It's hard to let go and be.