We all know how it feels to be nervous. Having an upcoming test? A performance, or competition, or just have trouble talking in front of people? Of course the list goes on and on about how things that make us nervous or uncomfortable. from the smallest thing to the extremes. But where do these feelings come from? Why do we even have these feelings? How can we cope with nervousness? Let’s find out.
“It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.” This quote from Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince during the cave scene is striking. It talks about the nature of fear and why things are to be feared. But lets go more in depth about this subject, as well all are familiar with this feeling. Similarly another thing that is related to fear is anxiety, and these two feelings are actually very closely related and correspond, but why? And more importantly what causes fear and anxiety? In the good spirit of Halloween let’s talk about these feelings of fright and jitters in all different ways.