The Rest of Us Just Live Here - Patrick Ness

Anxiety is not a failure, just like cancer or breaking your arm isn't a failure. They can all be treated. Preaching to the choir, dude.

Mikey's anxiety over growing up is the same I had, to the point where I didn't move out of home til I was 21 - my mother wanted to control me and made me fear the 'real world'. Turns out there was nothing to be afraid of, and I hope Mikey realises that soon.