Tuesday March 17, 2015 #708

“I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which have never happened.”

~Mark Twain


I suppose it is just part of being human, but I have come to realize that the time spent worrying about things that may go wrong is an exercise in pure futility.  If you reflect on the many things you worry about, you will know that the vast majority – if not all – of these worries never happen.  The positive aspect of “worry” is that you stay aware of things that could go awry and intentionally take steps to avoid these things.  Beyond that logic though, worry serves no purpose.  The lesson is to be pragmatic and intentionally avoid obvious pitfalls, and to avoid obsessing over things that not only are easily avoidable but are highly unlikely to happen.