Is anyone else finding life exhausting right now – or is it just me?

I’m finding it very difficult to balance my naturally pessimistic and slightly paranoid outlook on life with the optimism that is required to move forward without worrying, writes Jenny Eclair

Monday 23 August 2021 21:30
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<p>The truth is that some of us are more risk-averse than others</p>

The truth is that some of us are more risk-averse than others

Is anyone else finding life exhausting right now? On the one hand, I’m thrilled to be back on stage – but as I prep for my extremely imminent new stand-up tour, I’m finding it very difficult to balance my naturally pessimistic and slightly paranoid outlook on life with the optimism that is required to move forward without worrying.

How gung ho should we be?

What I’m particularly struggling with is how normal most things seem on the surface and yet, as we gather again and meet up in ever-expanding groups to socialise in pubs, cinemas and theatres, I can’t help feeling an undercurrent of doubt: is this safe, should we be doing this? It’s like constantly being able to hear thunder in the background.

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