Why are so many people anxious?
I met a woman who had lived through the Second World War. She said they did not have time to be depressed or anxious, that there was no such thing as anxiety. I thought she was wrong. There certainly was a grat deal of anxiety, but maybe they just did not fully acknowledge it, and thought they just had to get on with life.
There are so many situations in life that cause us to be anxious. Yes there are many people in the world who are worse off than us, but it does not alter hope we feel inside.
Unless we alter how we think and feel inside, we stay the same.