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Do you think being anxious causes perplexity and one comes to a crawl?

  1. tsmog profile image83
    tsmogposted 12 months ago

    Do you think being anxious causes perplexity and one comes to a crawl?

    Are there secrets to overcoming anxiousness?

  2. WordCrafter09 profile image79
    WordCrafter09posted 12 months ago

    I'm not entirely sure that I'm interpreting what you mean by "perplexity" correctly (I think I am..), but I tend to think that among the many different types of causes of anxiousness (which can sometimes be blurred, in terms of definition, with "anxiety"), there's a good chance that "perplexity" causes the "anxiousness", rather than the other way around.

    The world/life is full of so many different types of situations, it's kind of difficult to zero in on real "precise-ness" here, but I think a complicating factor can be if a person brings a little anxiety to the situation in the first place.

    There are people who are (for lack of more polite terms in one case) too young, too immature, too inexperienced, or just too stupid (that's the "case" I was referring to) to to even bring any anxiety to the situation that, maybe, should involve more caution.    Then you have people who are certainly skilled and experienced and probably should not be anxious, but there are also people who are skilled and experienced who are going to take something to "the next level" and things get more iffy with regard to how much caution/risk (of one kind or another) even that person should take.

    Getting the matter of anxiety out of the way and getting back to "anxiousness", the person who isn't quite sure of what he should be doing, or of how, exactly, to move forward (even from a place of little or no anxiety at the start) (in other words, what I think you mean by "perplexity") would, I think, most likely get at least a little anxious.  Maybe people who don't know they don't really know what they're doing would not experience being anxious, but I think people who know they don't know what they're doing would a) benefit from taking their anxiousness as a sign that they need to learn more skill/have more information/more equipment (in other words, a sign that they're not ready for/capable of doing something; or b) ask them-self if they brought in some kind of anxiety at the start (and whether they should have, and/or what that was/is "all about"); and whether or not what appears to be (or even may be) simple anxiousness over some actual "next step"/accomplishment (in site of adequate skill, equipment,information, etc.) would call for ironing out any "original anxiety" before moving ahead.

    Sometimes a situation doesn't allow "the luxury" of not moving at all or not trying to move ahead with some aim/goal.

    1. Ericdierker profile image57
      Ericdierkerposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Very interesting. You brought out a real thought process.

    2. tsmog profile image83
      tsmogposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Listening I can see how there may be a circle going from A to P to A to P and back to A. I think as you pointed out is using anxiousness as a sign there is a cause. So, become aware of the feelings and question why seeking solutions.

  3. Ericdierker profile image57
    Ericdierkerposted 12 months ago

    I have this bad bone in me. Resistance toward moving forward is a constant companion. I actually enjoy a good perplexity. But I think on evaluation I suffer from anxiety. Maybe I allow it in, in order to have an excuse not to move beyond the fear.
    Then the worst happens. I "suffer" from anxiety instead of seeing it, acknowledging it and moving forward. Maybe not even a crawl  but maybe 3 steps back.
    The perplexity is like scaling a cliff while climbing. The riddle can be solved and the know how put into place and a plan made that will conquer the cliff. But somewhere the doubt and fear creep in and lack of confidence turns into a crippling anxiety and worry about every step and the plan.
    But our talent is not ours. Our gifts are from above and within with a plan by a creator and higher being. In the end if we truly have the gifts we realize that the anxiety is an indulgence that denies others of our gift to them. We can wallow and crawl. Or as our friend R Kipling said: "if we meet triumph and disaster and treat those two impostors just the same".... 
    I think that we "get by with a little help from our friends", but fully alone we may face the jail that our creativity seeks to hide in.

    I just love this area of inquiry. Everyone - and I mean everyone I know has a wall of resistance that they face blocking them from their dream. If we are truly a friend we help them surmount that wall by encouragement and love.
    You do such for me my friend.
    Hey are these great avocados local right now? They sure are good.

    1. tsmog profile image83
      tsmogposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Very interesting take on it Eric. Thanks and I like it. I am not sure why I chose perplexity. I know when I feel anxious I say aloud, "I am perplexed". Listening between you and ME Whelan it seems is it is resolved instead of fixed?