"The anxiety which, in its different forms, is potentially present in every individual becomes general if the accustomed structures of meaning, power, belief, and order disintegrate. ??These structures, as long as they are in force, keep anxiety bound within a protective system of courage by participation. ??The individual who participates in the institutions and ways of life of such a system is not liberated from his personal anxieties but has means of overcoming them with well known methods. ??In periods of great changes these methods no longer work. ??Conflicts between the old, which tries to maintain itself, often with new means, and the new, which deprives the old of its intrinsic power, produce anxiety in all directions."

Paul Tllich The Courage to be??
Yale Nota Bene 2000
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