When I visited the states I was shocked about how “happy” everyone seemed. As a serious Eastern European, I don’t expect to be able to talk about my problems, but at least I don’t need to be so damn cheerful all the time. I have anxiety too…or existential angst, and I feel for you. I’ve been shying away from Medium because I didn’t have anything positive to say this month, but reading this raw and true article made me feel less alone. Thank you.