Essay Anxiety

1118 Words Mar 1st, 2014 5 Pages
Facing The Ice “There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it” teaches Ovid. ( Andy 24) This means that one cannot achieve pleasure easily; he needs anxiety to push himself to the limits and overcome fear. Collier, a freelance writer with more than six hundred articles to his credit, published an article, “Anxiety: Challenge by Another Name “. He uses his personal experience and proves that we can overcome anxiety. Personally I do agree with Collier since I had to face anxiety in a way I never expected.
In the article "Anxiety: Challenge by Another Name," Collier explains that anxiety is a very common part in our life and overcoming it instead of backing away is the only way we grow. Collier uses personal
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This brought up his third rule: “you can’t learn if you don’t try “. ( Collier 97) He concludes “the point is that the new, the different, is almost by definition scary. But each time you try something, you learn, and as the learning piles up, the world opens to you”. ( Collier 97)
Everyone faces anxiety on a daily basis. I have faced many anxious situations and will face many more to come. One instance is during my senior year, I became the most popular teenager at my high school. The clique I joined was the most daring, respected group at school. Basically we were the most popular. After midterms, a new student showed up and was known to be very talented. Thoughts started bouncing in my head, “What if the new kid will replace me?” The days went on and the new kid grew more popular. It happened that after school I was watching videos on YouTube and one video gave me an idea. I was sure that if I attempted this daring stunt that I will earn back my popularity.
After the whole school was back from winter vacation, it was time to earn back everything I lost. So at my high school there was a little pond in the back and I was ready to do whatever it took to gain popularity again. After class I went and looked for the new kid. He was happy at his locker. I started pounding on his locker so the whole school paid attention to what I was going to tell him. With my chest high and a straight face I had challenged the new kid to dive

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