Shy man who can hardly say his name steps onstage, shocks everyone in the room with his voice
Feeling nervous, stressful, or anxious is very natural. We have all been there. Right before a big occasion – whether it be a competition, date, or interview – we have all felt a sense of uneasiness.
Thousands of years ago, when humans didn’t understand the world, it was the built-in fear of the unknown that helped us survive. This fear response was wired into our nervous system because if we were too fearless we would die. We might have attacked a wild animal that was far more powerful than us, or we might have eaten an unfamiliar food and fell ill.