Eye-rolling so hard at the irony of Ellie mentioning this anxiety all the time as an excuse for all kinds of things, while somehow still preaching the Mormon philosophy of "just be happy."
I'm no stranger to anxiety. I have it. My son has it. Even a lot of my friends have it... all to varying degrees. We all have tools to manage it, but no one I know would smugly tell others to just get out and do things more, or be brave. There is no one solution. Like with IF, how can Ellie have such a lack of empathy (or understanding) for others going through something she's struggled through. Giving this advice to someone with anxiety is like telling someone with depression that the solution is to just try smiling more
Yes. Everything you said. Yes
This drives me up the wall. I can't take how superficial she is. I too suffer from anxiety, and have for as far back as my memories go. If I was able to "change a few things" and become "happier than ever" and had ANY type of platform where people cared what I had to say, you can bet your sweet ass I would share every detail in hopes of helping others.
It's beyond irritating how she keeps putting out these little anecdotes about anxiety but /juuuust/ enough to bring her attention for being such a "strong" and "positive" person, but no more than that. I know I'm looking way too far into this but when I start to analyze it, it's offensive. This woman has zero empathy whatsoever. All she cares about is having the spotlight on her, whatever it takes.
And you can't use the excuse that, "it's a personal subject and she's not obliged to share. She doesn't feel comfortable blah blah blah." Because this woman basically shares what her shit looks and smells like, which is far more personal than sharing what helped you get through a hard time.
I feel like I'm just repeating myself here, but, what I'm really trying to say is: If you want to keep something private, then keep it private. But DON'T share little tidbits about it just to gain compliments and inquiries for the sake of feeding your ego. She reminds me of those attention hungry girls in high school that would say they looked fat or ugly just to hear people tell them how pretty they are!
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