I think this is super interesting!
Childhood nostalgia is scientifically proven to provide comfort for any given hardship.
At least, I think it is.
I’m currently going through a rough patch with my heart and I decided to put on a classic cartoon to ease some of my discomforts: Scooby-Doo, Where are You?
As I was watching America’s beloved mystery solvers, I noticed something that was quite clear beforehand: Scooby and Shaggy are ruled by fear, no matter how comical it may be. They are often faced with battling ghosties and “things that go bump in the night.” Their friends are often brave but they typically opt for satirical fear. Funny as it may be, it’s ironic that I would be watching this while researching this week’s mental illness topic.
What is it?¹
-Agoraphobia can be succinctly summarized by saying it is the “fear of fear.” In other words, Agoraphobia is the relentless avoidance of…
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