Then we might look at anxiety in the fullness of its historical and philosophical contexts.
For example, do we recall that anxiety is characterized by fundamental but opposed qualities: a stimulating or enlivening quality and a depleting, depressing one?
When we confront what is possible or likely for tomorrow’s society, anxiety still expresses our restless sense that either goes in search of action, or sinks into an objectless paralysis. How to live with this?
We might being to grasp the perspective that irony affords.
Of course, irony is a means of creating distance from self and as such an excellent strategy for overcoming angst
Self-assurance begins with detachment, and so, needs irony. Together, irony and angst might even transform knowledge