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Anxiety Is the School of Greatness


Claire Regina Fox




Claire Regina Fox discusses Kierkegaard's concept of anxiety as a dual-faced phenomenon, which can either ruin or guide one's life. She emphasizes the importance of facing anxiety head-on and using it as a tool for self-creation and personal development, rather than hiding behind excuses.


How can a man come to know himself? Never by thinking but by doing, try to do your duty and you will know what once what you are worth, reflection and introspection can teach us who we are. Other people can teach us what is possible, but only through action can we create a life worth living?

Do the work then step back, the only path to Serenity. But here's where most of us struggle, we discover a way to a better future. But at the decisive moment when bold action or hard work is called for, we shirk from our duty and hide behind a wall of excuses. Tomorrow we tell ourselves but tomorrow remains us today. Soren Kierkegaard, the 19th century Danish philosopher saw only one way out of this predicament.

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