In this episode of Beyond Bossfights, I’ve got Andang and Professor Beej with me to talk about a problem that many people experience: anxiety. They share their personal experiences and struggles, and try to help me understand what coping with anxiety looks like day to day.
Definitive Gaming History (Beej)
Main Topic – Anxiety
Questions/Topics for discussion:
- You’ve both mentioned struggling with anxiety at various times. Have you been officially diagnosed? When did you first realize that this was a problem for you?
- How does your anxiety manifest itself in everyday life?
- I’ve picked you two specifically because I’ve watched/listened to the content you create, and from your demeanors, I’d never guess that you struggle with anxiety. In fact, you both seem pretty outgoing. What do you attribute this to? Does your anxiety make content creation more difficult?
- “Anxiety” is somewhat of an overused word nowadays. A lot of people get nervous in uncomfortable situations (speaking in public, meeting new people) – how do you differentiate anxiety as an illness from the normal discomfort of nervousness? Does it bother you when people who are obviously just ‘garden variety nervous’ claim to have anxiety?
- You’re both gamers, and I’ve met a lot of gamers who struggle with anxiety. Does interfacing with others through the medium of gaming help with anxiety? Do you think it could be harmful (like, avoiding face-to-face interactions altogether?)
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