Forty million Americans suffer from anxiety disorder, our country’s most common mental illness.
I wonder how many of those conditions are tied to a sense of worthlessness caused by failing to live up to what others expect of them?
We’ve raised a couple of generations of self-absorbed offspring who are grossly offended by any act or expression that even suggests they could be wrong. I’m not talking about this kind. But knowing that you have disappointed someone you care deeply about hurts. Especially when you realize that you don’t have the ability to be or do what they demand.
So, what do you do when you can’t meet the expectations others set for you?