When I see the facts laid out plainly like this, I am saddened and frustrated by the current state of Black wellness. I believe that because we know so many people who live with these fatal diseases, we’ve been desensitized to the severity and have unconsciously accepted them as commonplace in our lives.
For me, it’s this constant “pressure” to “keep up” that interrupts my focus, and leaves me with feelings of worry, nervousness, and uncertain about my present state and my future. Research has shown millennials are the most anxious generation, ever. Which brings me to my overall point, and one of my favorite reminders to self, Comparison is the Thief of Joy!