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February 4, 2013
Read an article about anxiety today. It sparked a theory of human behavior: Anxiety and worry are to the mind as an autoimmune disease is to the body: a functional system gone wrong. In childhood, we could keep ourselves occupied with long day dreams that strengthened our imaginative powers. Then we had to start paying attention, so that our natural impulses to indulge our imagination had to be thwarted. We tamed it so we could pay attention in school. Repression. Later, in adolescence, sexual fantasies reemerged as a powerful force of nature wanting us to procreate. Again, repression was necessary...