1. I would get kidnapped from my house.
2. I would be killed in my sleep.
3. Something bad would happen to my mom and dad or any of my brothers.
I was never kidnapped, nor was I ever killed in my sleep.
The most unfigureoutable thing about tragedies is the aftermath. With that, the other most unfigureoutable thing is how long the aftermath lasts.
For me, that aftermath was depression for a little while, then anxiety. Still anxiety. And the funny thing about anxiety is, well, it sort of becomes like a super power.
Allow me to explain all the different super powers of anxiety.
1. You are pro at thinking about all the possible conclusions for every situation.
Most of these conclusions tend to be somewhat pessimistic, but your ability to think ahead skyrockets.
This is normally the train of thought of an anxious person. Observe example A: "SHOOT! I didn't finish that assignment! Now that I didn't finish that assignment, I…