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The Age of Anxiety
If you could use one word to describe our sentiment as a society for the last two years … anxious might be that adjective. The Oxford Dictionary defines anxiety as a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. Could that describe our pandemic lives any more accurately? To be anxious is to be human right now. It feels like our collective stress level accelerated as the pandemic took hold and refused to let go. Stress is a part of life, but what we have experienced has been next level. Mask mandates, vaccine rates, and COVID case numbers are still bombarding us daily.
Furthermore, things we took for granted are a little harder now. Whether you are taking a flight (cramped while masked), renting a car (good luck), or trying to order parts for a dishwasher (maybe next year), it seems everything takes a bit more effort and is anything but convenient. It has been intense.
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