Worry does lots of things to the human brain. Makes us more conservative, makes us more cautious… and frequently feeds on itself to make us more worried.
Surveys are showing that a lot of people are worried right now. The question is why are they worried?
Some have a very specific reason of course. The people who are unable to find a job for example. But 56% of people? No. There’s a lot of undefined worry out there. Where is it coming from?
The media perhaps? News programs love to give us something to worry about. They’re all about doom and gloom.
Whatever the source this is a bad thing, because worried people tend to be reactionary, judgemental and not open to opportunities to change. They react as though threatened, because they perceive a threat, even if it’s a vague (and likely non-existent) one.
Oddly enough while the eternal pessimist. I do not often worry about vague indefinite things like that. I worry about specific problems, because they must be solved. But “what ifs”, not so much. I expect a certain amount of bad things to happen. But I look at past history and it says… we probably survive. The odds are in our favor. Things go on. Most people will get by.
I am a little worried about all these worried people though.
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