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April 30, 2015

Worry Sucks

Hal photo outside Feb2012“Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” (Benjamin Franklin)

Worry sucks. It sucks away your time, your energy, your joy, your hope. And yet we are a society of world-class worriers, fed by a 24-hour news cycle, 500 cable channels, and ubiquitous internet alerts. Everywhere you turn, you can find reason to fret about the future.

The irony is that the more uptight you become about a particular fear, the greater the chances are that you’ll end up creating the very outcome you’re hoping to avoid.

Worry accomplishes nothing. If you can change something, change it. If not, stop obsessing over it. Listen to Dr. Franklin. Stay in the sunlight.

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