I’ve worked with university students made anxious because of academic under-achievement. Mostly, they are not at all under-achievers, just bored gormless by what they’re required to learn. Boredom is baby anger. It’s the penalty we pay when we are estranged from our natural inclinations.
What we are inclined to do, let us do more of. What we are disinclined to do, let us do less of. Inclinations and disinclinations—these are soul-speak, a language without a vocabulary.