Ten things I’ve learned from being neurotic

  1. I always need to “check in” with people when I get “weird vibes”. Are things ok? Are we cool? The thing is, my instincts are often right.
  2. Worrying leads to more worrying.
  3. No matter how many times I go back to check if I packed everything, I still always forget something.
  4. It’s amazing how deeply and thoroughly you can analyze a social interaction.
  5. I have this thing where I always worry that something is hanging out of my nose.
  6. Being neurotic and being Jewish are intrinsically and historically tied together.
  7. There is a disease that is totally undetectable, has no symptoms, and is 100% fatal. Nobody knows what it is called, but I am always worried that I have it.
  8. Sleeping when your mind is going 100 miles an hour is impossible.
  9. Two neurotic people together heighten each other’s neuroses exponentially.
  10. The worst time is when everything is going well. It just living with the Sword of Damocles hanging over your head. I’m only happy when it rains.


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4 responses to “Ten things I’ve learned from being neurotic

  1. I’m butchering this quote, but in the movie Van Wilder he says something along these lines:
    “Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair, it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere.”

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