Epiphany: Why Worry?

“Half the things we worry about don’t happen;
the other half happen whether we worry about them or not.”

This epiphany was the reason I started sleeping again while going through a difficult time in my life about 10 years back. Now, when there is a “crisis” at hand, I think of this statement. I also think about the very worst case scenario that could happen. When I do that, I find that the worse case scenario is always bearable, manageable and usually just not all that bad. The bottom line is that worrying and stress are not necessary most of the time. They deplete our overall happiness.

So in the immortal words of Alfred E. Newman, “Why Worry?” : )

– Kelly B., Austin, Texas



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