What’s to worry?

You do not need to be a victim of worry. Reduced to its simplest form, what is worry? It is simply unhealthy and destructive mental habit.
-Norman Vincent Peale, The Power of Positive Thinking

20150216_160917It’s easier to worry than not to worry. Watch the news and our brows furrow. Hear a bad news and our mind wanders off to something dismal. Our expression becomes grave and we affect the people we are with if we feel blue. Sometimes it helps to lessen our consumption of the news. Yes, it is important to know what’s happening around us, but too much information could only bring confusion and more worries to us. I still read the news and as well as updates on the internet but I stopped watching the news on television. How much weight can we carry on our shoulders? If we can do something concrete about the problems and tragedies we come across with, then maybe it is worth worrying about. If we choose not to do anything except generate miseries then we can give the people around us a little break. Sometimes, worry is futile. Our worries can’t change the facts, it somehow creates a barrier that people couldn’t pass through. Worrying makes us preoccupied with other things and we neglect the people we are with. We can instead choose to savor the moment rather than spend the whole time worrying about something. That way, we wouldn’t ruin the moment and even harvest a good memory. So not to worry, it’s still a beautiful world, we just have to find the spaces.


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