“Welcome to the United States, the worry capital of the world”. It’s ironic that in such a land of plenty, arguably the highest standard of living ever achieved, we chose to anguish over so much and so many trivial things. Everything from what car a man drives to who he knows are relatively meaningless things many American men worry about. Research has proven that as material comfort, food and healthcare has improved and the amount of leisure time has increased over the last 100 years, dissatisfaction with life has increased markedly. Personally I have achieved a quality of life I could never have even dreamed of when I was a kid. Yet, I too got caught up in the worry and dissatisfaction trap. Once this became clear to me, there was no choice but to begin to try to alter my behavior and my view of things. It took getting very uncomfortable with the way I had been before meaningful change began. While still a work in progress, being uncomfortable is a lot better than being dissatisfied!
Worrying is stupid.
Its like walking around with an umbrella
waiting for it to rain.
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