I cannot brush my doubts aside or put off worrying in favour of a pint and a laugh. For me, doubt and anxiety expand and ramify the more you ponder them.
I relate to ideas more than to people. As Goethe put it, "The Experience is always a parody of the Idea". Ideas are beautiful and do not let you down; people are unpredictable and do. Clashes between ideas and reality are inevitable, and I am quite resigned to this. It is part of what makes life tragic.