Olivia Goldhill

Weekend writer

Olivia Goldhill is weekend writer for Quartz, with a focus on philosophy and psychology.
BEYOND PATHOLOGY

The surprising benefits of anxiety

A woman walks off the Long Beach Park beach as the sun sets and the sky clears from Hurricane Irene in Long Beach, New York.

“Anxiety can just as well express itself in muteness as with a scream,” wrote existential philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in 1844. While Kierkegaard spent much of…

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