”Sean STOP IT you have got to stop this catastrophic thinking. Here’s a theorem of psychodynamics on this. By thinking of this fantasy future self where everything is going wrong, the gap between the present moment and this future is filled with anxiety, leading to depression and gloom.”

”I know, Bob, I just don’t seem to be able to stop.”

”The fact that you say ‘don’t seem to be able’ rather than ‘can’t’ tells me that you know you can.”