Expat Teachers? Anxiety Attacks? Here’s The Cure!


I must say I never suffered from ‘anxiety’ during my years as an English teacher in Jakarta.

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Occasional exasperation at kids whose parents paid good money to the owners of schools where I taught, kids who had no interest in learning whatsoever – yes, I suffered that.

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And occasional hangovers.

Some foreigners did get uptight, anxious, even, and some went home after just a year or two, stressed out, as they put it, by the traffic…

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…and the heat, the bureaucracy, the exploitative employers.

But I loved my work around the steamy city and still count many of my former students as friends, with whom I meet socially often enough.

Some days were better than others ( see ‘hangovers’ above) and I’m sure being President of the USA can make a person tired, stressed and even anxious…

 

…from time to time.

But I never exploited my students to assuage my occasional stress.

That makes me different from Sleazy Bill.

When some people experience anxiety, they go for a walk or meditate. Others binge on their favorite comfort food. But former President Bill Clinton has his own coping mechanism: Having sex with interns. https://www.theblaze.com/news/bill_clinton_monica_lewinsky_sex_anxieties

Now let’s remind ourselves – what exactly is an intern?

in·tern
noun
/ˈinˌtərn/
  1. a student or trainee who works, sometimes without pay, at a trade or occupation in order to gain work experience.
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‘…he looked at Lewinsky as ‘something that will take your mind off it for a while,'” reported the Daily Mail.

Of course it must be horrible to be married to Madam Deplorable, but…

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…when there are all kinds of unattached women in one’s world…

….and many of them probably keener to hook up with a head of state than with a low-salaried language teacher, why pick on a girl whose career advancement depends on your goodwill?

the country’s 43rd president described his sexual affair with Monica Lewinsky as one of the “things I did to manage my anxieties.”

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‘Something that will take your mind off it for a while’

“Hillary” premieres Friday on Hulu