Why we worry....and a poem by Emerson
November 26, 2010 7:34pm CST
I was reading though my notebook from college and saw this quote I copied by Emerson... Some of your hurts you have cured, and the sharpest you still have survived, But what torments of grief you endured from evils that never arrived! Do you agree that sometimes we worry about things that never really had a chance to occur? It's funny, I think, in some ways that I fall on this trap very often...I worry too much and get all worked up when there was no reason to be...even though I generally am optimistic I still have this problem with dealing with other peoples decisions, I guess it's because I can't read facial expressions at times and I know that I can't really make other people do what i want... Do you also worry about things, then it turned out that you really didn't have anything to worry about? How do you keep yourself from worrying?
• United States
27 Nov 10
I love that poem. It's so true because I worry so much about certain things sometimes it's torturing, and most of the time the incidents I worry about never really happen. I think everybody deals with those emotions though. It's funny when it's put that way though.
• Boise, Idaho
27 Nov 10
Oh, yes I certainly do agree and more than occasionally. It is like my MO to figure the most negative outcome imaginable and stress over it. Sometimes I can get over it pretty easy, but, other times I fall into this horrible panic attack. It usually doesn't turn out the way I think it will at all.
28 Nov 10
I am actually struggling on this issue for quite a few days now. I don't know why, no matter how hard I tried not to worry still I am. It is very depressing and have caused me stressful days and not getting enough sleep. I wish it would just go away...