“Get Nervous” is a song by Pat Benatar that is all about anxiety. I listened to it for the first time when I was like 12 or something and even though I liked the song I didn’t know anything about what the word anxiety actually meant.
I wish I still didn’t.
Even all the way back then, 1980-something, if I had known the true meaning of the word I would have realized it was something I already suffered from and would continue to do so for the rest of my life.
The thing that causes me the biggest anxiety: people. Not online. That seems to be ok. In “real life” though, I’ve always had trepidations about people. I don’t understand them too much and the stuff they do. I’m a person, so you wouldn’t think it would be that big of a deal.
Not so. Most of the time I feel disconnected and alienated from the vast majority of people… it’s like I’m on one side of the river and everyone else is on the other side… they seem to be having a lot of fun… once in a while I join in and feel connected for just a moment or two but then I remember that I’m still on the wrong side of the river. It makes me sad… and sometimes mad… sounds so self-centered maybe… but that’s just how it feels.
Anyway, enjoy the video! It features a great cameo by… someone who looks amazingly similar to Peter Dinklage… as a crazed medical professional of some kind…. hmmm….