What, Me Worry?

Colorful Tourists, Fisherman's Wharf
Colorful Tourists, Fisherman’s Wharf

“Who says nothing is impossible? Some people do it every day!” (Attributed to Alfred E. Neuman, but who knows?)

The Weird Sisters Visit Skagway
The Weird Sisters Visit Skagway

I was doing my usual morning headline scan the other morning and came across one that read:

“Top 10 things to worry about in 2013”


So, it’s not enough to just live my life, plan for the future, eat right and exercise.  I have to read lists to tell me what to worry about?  Please.  And actually, none of the items on that list are things that even affect me.  Maybe in some distant way, but will they impact my day-to-day life?  No.  I realize that it’s not good to completely ignore current events, and I don’t.  I’m far from oblivious.  But why do the media think we need things to worry about?  I suppose it provides better ratings or page views, but that’s just one more thing to get in the way.

It’s bad enough that we can’t trust any information we get these days.  But then we get these people who feel the need to tell us what we need to worry about?  No thanks!  If we want to spend our days running around like Chicken Little I guess that just adds fuel to the fire, but that’s not how I prefer to spend my days.  Especially the preciously small portion of my days that I get to spend actually doing something I want to be doing!

Don't Walk
Don’t Walk

6 thoughts on “What, Me Worry?”

  1. I’m with you, Tom. No thanks. I don’t need/want additional things to worry about. Besides, I gave up worry a while ago. It doesn’t change the outcome of anything and it only makes you feel bad along the way to the outcome. Pointless.

  2. I don’t need to worry and in fact would be better off to worry less. Nor, would I read such an article. I seldom read newspapers and do not own a TV because I do not need to hear or read what’s considered news. Merry Christmas!

  3. No worries here at the moment! 😉

    Tom & Kathy…a very Merry Christmas to you and your family and may 2013 be kind to us all!

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