The more anxious we are, the more high-functioning we will make ourselves appear, which just encourages the world to lean on us more.
This is the trap we constantly find ourselves in: the need to get, gain, acquire. Instead, to be is literally just that: to be. Being better doesn’t require more, doesn’t require doing, it just just needs us to take a step back and assess, acknowledge, accept.
If doing results from being then great, but it doesn’t automatically make us better.