|Brian Holmes on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:45:19 +0200 (CEST)|
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|<nettime> What does a systemic crisis feel like?|
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/11/magazine/why-are-more-american-teenagers-than-ever-suffering-from-severe-anxiety.htmlThe interesting point of this article is that it focuses on the experience of psychic dissociation, registered as "anxiety," that now apparently afflicts over 40% of American teenagers. Small wonder, given that their utopian society is now explicitly faced with its dystopian contradiction. However the same article concludes with maybe the most willfully stupid thing I have ever read - as though everything were fine, no, isn't that true, come on, get with it?
"[Anxiety] has an evolutionary purpose, after all; it helps us detect and avoid potentially dangerous situations. Highly anxious people, though, have an overactive fight-or-flight response that perceives threats where there often are none."
Right, yeah, good luck in the twenty-first century. # distributed via <nettime>: no commercial use without permission # <nettime> is a moderated mailing list for net criticism, # collaborative text filtering and cultural politics of the nets # more info: http://mx.kein.org/mailman/listinfo/nettime-l # archive: http://www.nettime.org contact: email@example.com # @nettime_bot tweets mail w/ sender unless #ANON is in Subject: