My son suffers from Anxiety. He doesn'twant to feel that way. He struggles
everyday. He doesn't want to be a victim. He wants to be able
to have friends and feel "NORMAL" like the other kids do.He
definitely hasn't chose this and people can judge all they want, but they
don't know until they walk in the shoes of child that is suffering. Heart wrenching as mother to watch your kid hurt. If I could change
places with him I would in a minute, but I can't! We will fight this
little evil we call anxiety and when he is finish. He WILL be a survivor! He is
an amazing boy that is working hard to learn how to deal with it and I'm
proud of him! Nothing lazy or soft about my boy!
@Mr. Boris: You realize that the people your ages said the same thing about
teens when you were a teen, right? Every generation looks at teens as somehow
weaker than they were. I'll bet when today's teens are middle
aged, they're going to be just like you are.
Maybe the kids have anxiety because commentators like these others believe that
they have all the answers and loudly dictate them to children they don't
know at every opportunity.
In this culture where everyone gets a trophy, everyone who tries out
automatically makes the squad, everyone is "a winner". Since people
naturally want to be special or distinct, the only thing that sets us apart is
how we are a loser. So now all focus is on our problems, what
disorders we have, who is keeping us down. Everyone is a victim. It makes you
special!The saddest part is that people who truly need help or are
victimized are just lost in the noise.
Teens have anxiety because all their school counselors and adults in their lives
tell them they are supposed to be bothered by everything.When I was
a kid we didn't have time for anxiety because we were too busy working,
studying, and not feeling sorry for ourselves.Some kids legitimately
suffer from anxiety but a majority have just been raised in a soft society.