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  • So, you're worried about a thing, are you?

  • Might be a bill you can't pay, might be a job interview.

  • Might be your career falling apart. Whatever.

  • But the best thing you can do in this situation is just to think about it as much as possible.

  • Don't do anything about it.

  • Just make sure keep worrying because that always makes problems go away.

  • Look at all those people.

  • Whatever you're worrying about must be a million times worse than anything they can imagine.

  • They've definitely never had to face a personal crisis.

  • I'm sure they never felt lonely, been sued, lost family members, spouses, children.

  • They probably never been fired, or been in love with someone who didn't love them back

  • or paniced about their career, or anything most humans go through in a lifetime.

  • Because whatever you're worried about is definitely the biggest thing that has ever happened to anyone. Ever.

  • No one has ever been to war so they wouldn't understand what you're going through.

  • They haven't approached Omaha Beach and known they are probably going to be dead in a few minutes.

  • No one has ever been trapped in a damaged spacecraft, thousands of miles from the earth, running out of oxygen

  • No one has had to face constant bombing from the air that turned up without warning.

  • Somehow whatever it is recently you've got on your mind, that justifies you loosing sleep.

  • And being a total dick to yourself.

  • Well, you know best. Luckily humans live forever and never age.

  • So dont worry, you've got infinite time to hold yourself back with doubts.

  • And actually it's worse than that.

  • You know, if the bad thing does happen,

  • where you dont get the job or you emberass yourself somehow

  • we're all gonna be laughing at you.

  • All seven billion of us

  • We don't have our own lifes, or relationships, or children, or careers.

  • We're just waiting to see you fuck up.

  • The entire planet is going to turn up at your house and write "lol" on your door. In piss.

  • That's what's gonna happen.

  • And even after you're dead we're going to errect a shrine on your grave that says:

  • "This person made a mistake."

  • and we'll visit it everyday with flowers.

  • But not the nice ones. Like petrol station roses. That we've found in a bin.

  • And don't even think about taking any creative risks.

  • That project you're working on, the book, or the movie or the video, or whatever

  • If you screw up any of it we're gonna laugh at you because we're certanly not busy worrying about our own lifes.

  • Homer, Beethoven, Tolstoi, Hitchcock, Tarantino... None of them ever worried about their careers.

  • Just keep sabotaging yourself so you don't have to ever fear doing something original.

  • That's the save path.

  • Same with doing what you love, actually.

  • No one has ever taken a risk before. You're the first one to do it. Ever.

  • And I'm sure the universe cares if you screw up or take a risk.

  • It definitely isn't busy regulating the speed of light or, you know, keeping the galaxies from fucking colliding!

  • In fact the entirety of creation was just designed to watch you fail personally.

  • That's what we're all doing here.

  • That's what get's us up in the moring.

  • You.

  • Failing.

  • Maybe just spend the rest of your life fixated on worrying

  • instead of ever doing anything ever again

  • instead of say becoming the best possible version of yourself and being kind to people

  • and taking wild and bold risks that scare you and will probably pay off some other time.

  • and living a lasting legacy for your great-grandchildren

  • so they can say that one of their ancestors in the early 21st century

  • was undeniably a bad motherfucker and did something brilliant

  • or was just a half decent human being who decided that the point of being alive

  • was to party as much as possible before the lights go out.

  • And just to be nice to other humans.

  • Probably better just to keep your head down. Don't rock the boat.

  • Can't risk emberassing yourself.

  • But none of that really matters, does it?

  • Because you're worried about that thing, aren't you?

  • Might be a bill you can't pay, might be a job interview.

  • Might be your career falling apart. Whatever.

  • But the best thing you can do in this situation is just to think about it as much as possible.

  • Don't do anything about it.

  • Just make sure keep worrying because no one has ever been in a bad situation before. Ever.

  • And I'm sure, whatever it is, is very important and won't ever go away.

  • Just like all the other things you used to worry about before.

  • And now can't even remember

So, you're worried about a thing, are you?

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A Guide to Worrying

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    lauren.huang posted on 2020/07/01
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