Are You Suffering From Status Anxiety?
Have you ever feared failure? Failing to conform to the ideals of success laid down by society and left to be stripped of dignity and respect? Well you may be experiencing ‘status anxiety’, a phenomenon described by philosopher Alain de Botton as “a worry that we are currently occupying too modest a rung or are about to fall to a lower one”. Doctor of Philosophy and School of Life contributor Tim Dean joins Drive to discuss status anxiety.