If you don’t know how to deal with anxiety or fear, maybe this six-year-old’s view can help.
When she was in film school, filmmaker Bianca Giaever wanted to make a movie about anxiety and fear. Even more specifically, she wanted to make a film about how these feelings are perceived or felt by children.
Conducting a small survey, she decided that the best age of a child for participating in such a project would be “I asked some parents and figured that six years old is the perfect age, when kids can coherently tell a story but aren’t self conscious or inhibiting themselves at all yet”, she explained. Therefore, she met a specific young boy named Asa, and asked him to narrate a small story.
So Asa thought, and then told Bianca the story of Toby Mouse and Asa Bear, the two good friends who together learn how to deal with life’s scary incidents. Asa’s moral message was the best one yet. Things that scare you are afraid of the things you like. Think about the things you like and all fear will go away!