There are two main causes I see in the rise in anxiety over the last few decades:
1. Your lifestyle increases busyness, which removes God from the equation and conversation,
2. Your levels of exposure to information has increased — and the bad news reaches you at super speed. Thus, youhave no time to digest it.
My parents or my grandparents would have heard about a terrorist attack, or a natural disaster, hours, days, even weeks after it happened.
But today? Minutes. Seconds. It’s constant. The speed at which we receive bad news overwhelms our ability to process it.
Those two factors come together in a unique way in our era, contributing, I think, to this spike in anxiety.”