It's OK To Worry...

David Round
It's OK To Worry...
A handwritten page inside an open notebook

According to the Stoics, there are three reasons to ‘thoughtfully contemplate the bad things that can happen’.

The first is to develop strategies to prevent those things from happening.

The second is to minimise the results of any bad things that do sneak through - Seneca said “he robs present ills of their power who has perceived their coming beforehand”.

But the third reason is perhaps the most important - to prevent us from taking for granted what we already have.

It’s okay to worry about what might be coming, so long as we make sure we finish with love, joy and gratitude for everything that we already have…

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