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"Angst means fear or anxiety (anguish is its Latinateequivalent, and anxious, anxiety are of similar origin). The word angst was introduced into English from the Danish, Norwegian and Dutch word angst and the German word Angst. It is attested since the 19th century in English translations of the works of Kierkegaard and Freud.[1][2][3] It is used in English to describe an intense feeling of apprehension, anxiety, or inner turmoil." Wikipedia 

It is always so much easier to see it in others - you know the thing that you really don't like in them, that often mischievously resides in you.

Let me explain - I go a little crazy when M says "I worry about...". Being a Bible guy, I pull out my sacred text passage and remind her that the good book reads "Do not worry..." I mean didn't Jesus teach that himself? Eeesh.

So I was quick to point out the sad error of her ways, even courageously suggesting a great alternative: why not say "I am concerned about…

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