What we gain when we worry

in #philosophy4 years ago

Worrying is a process of thinking and visualizing a terrible outcome. Most of us know that its emotionally dangerous to go down this path, to experience anguish in anticipation of the worse. Is there something we could or should do?


My favorite quote on this topic is from a very famous Author - Carrie Ten Bloom

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of sorrow - it empties today of strenght"

We are all human, we are all flawed, we all worry sometimes. But if we think back of the times we worried ourselves the most with outcomes, some of our worse fears never occurred... and here we are, still holding on with our strength.



Some people always worry about their future that's why they can't enjoy their present . while some of them always talk about their past. But I think whatever the situation comes in the life we should stay positive .

Totally agree with you. But I think we learn to be worried all the time from our parents and relatives, because since we were little they have been our mirror. So, now it is up to us to change it and like you say, stay positive in whatever situation or at least try!! THANKS! :)

that's right friend, human virtue begins when we can control our emotions .. we are not the ones who decide when to be cheerful or sad, but we are the ones who can be able to decide if a certain situation collapses or raises us.

To achieve serenity at all times is a learning that can take a lifetime, of course in the exercise of the virtues of the human being as you say

that's right, that's exactly what my brother was talking about!

Absolutely right! :)

This is the best comment I’ve read so far. Though we will be facing a lot challenges in life, we should always stay positive whatever happens. :-)

It is ok to remember the past and worry about the future but it is certainly not ok to do it in extremes.


I have never known a case yet, where worry helped

This is very emotional, worry is a big killer diseases to life, like seriously. Thanks a lot @introvert-dim

Right. And "not worrying" as also a skill harnessed. If a person really wants to stop, then he has to start practicing just that -- not worrying. Kind of like forcing a muscle to become weaker after you have trained it, when you really don't need it to be strong, and when, in fact, its strength works against you.

Worrying doesn't helps.
Everything happens for a reason, instead of worrying, I seek help and ask for God's mercy.
I kneeled down and pray.
Then I will feel relieved and think what ever outcome will be has its purpose.

Really Wonderful

My favorite:

Worry is a misuse of imagination!

Sometimes worry is compared with precautions and your commitment to do the right things and it shows your concerns about that but when we over do it that's the dangerous part.
As they say excess of everything is dangerous, so if there is balance then being worried is fine.

Negative thoughts bring negative results, but sometimes it is hard to stay positive.. Listening to motivational video helps a lot when you feel down.

Balance is definitely key, but also surrounding yourself with positive, uplifting people will help

Really beautiful .. wonderful words
Will not be sad who depend on God .and he always tries to make the right decision (be good)
Thanks for sharing. well done

Very true. It helps to be conscious of ourselves as it's easy to work yourself up and not even realize what you are doing till you pay attention.

Well done .. great post
It's okay to be worried ..
The worst is sadness and depression

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. - Leo Buscaglia

Don't worry, be happy.
I'm thinking of song lyrics.

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I came to the conclusion a long time ago that worrying about something you have no control over is a complete waste of time.

What will be will be.

Dont worry and focus on what you do have control over :-)

Amazing words. Now why don't you spread the love with a upvote.

After living with major stress for many years i have learned to simply ignore it.

I might have bills, trouble with family or friends.. there is no point in spending alot of time stressing about it.

Think of a solution, then move on with life.

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I know how to fix it all at once with zero further work for anyone but I also know how people receive me across life. I'll post something soon you'll see what I mean. The fix is easy and always will be no matter the issue. It's the issues themselves that are difficult.

I'll await your solution with interest.

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Seize the means of production?

Personally, I wish I could mute this sort of trashy account from appearing in my feed. I accept there's not much one can do about unfair distribution of rewards without a drastic change to the system.

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Good shot with sharp light dancing upon the face. In my eyes I would like not to flu the hair but this might be not available (depends of the f you use, the lens and what was photographer's position with the model).

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i have learnt to stop worrying ,worries can lead to depression and depression is dangerous to our health...

yes unfortunately worrying gains nothing! i was told its like rocking a rocking chair and trying to get somewhere although now i type this it doesn't make much sense lol maybe i have it wrong lol!

Thank-you for spending so much of your own money to promote the #philosophy tag. I must say though, people reading this who then go on to study philosophy are in for a bit of a shock.

This post, it's pending payout, and how that payout got to be so high really helped me put my life in perspective. Getting a PhD, trying to write for both peer-reviewed articles and newspapers, as well as striving to perfect my teaching skills - Steemit, bid-bots, and the trending page care not for such things. It's like social media meets vanity publishing, but with less quality control.

Now that I understand this, I think my life will go from strenght to strenght.

"It's like social media meets vanity publishing, but with less quality control.
Now that I understand this, I think my life will go from strenght to strenght."

Yes. This. Thank you. ;-)

Now why don't you spread the love with a upvote.

You should enjoy the present moment. Thinking about the past makes you depressed (whether your past is good or not) and worrying about the future makes you anxious. Always enjoy the 'Now'!

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Thank you friend!

Keep on sharing! I'm an avid fan of yours. :)

I'll believe that! I wish all the best for you.

yes but sometime it is not in our control to take tension and worries some time it is heavy on our mind and we can't leave it even we want.
anyway nice quote i like it and i like your nice thinking follow you for more good posts.

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That is moving. Thank you for posting this. Needed it today :)

Helpful post. Hope you will write more like this @chbartist

very good post! the human being is a state of mind and we have to always keep that in mind, we have to understand that everything in life is learning, from birth, as we evolve until the day we die ... the most valuable thing we can obtain are the lived experiences, are those that make us worse or better person .. we just have to assimilate it and take the aptitude and attitude adapted to each adversity!

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A great short post with a good message. Sometimes our biggest worries cripple us and it isn't until after we've moved past the situation we realise how much we were help back by worries that were never going to eventuate.
Well done @chbartist

Excellent post, very well redacted! @originalworks

I think it's normal for us to feel worried about something bad that has already happened but to feel worried of something that has not yet happened is really something that we should get rid of, such negative feeling could attract negative outcome too. So it's very important to stay positive as we can each day, no matter how hard life can be.

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Thank You, I needed that right now!:)

This word really hit me.

There was a time in my life when I worried so much of certain outcomes and I thought of several things that could happen if that happened.

I lost my enthusiasm for living each day, I slip into depression and I could not concentrate on things I'm meant to focus on.

The truth as you have said is that most of the things we worry about never come to play, worry won’t solve anything it will only cause damage.
Thanks for this

such a lovely post .definitely there is two mind works for us every time and selecting one decision at a time can not guaranteed our success .of course we must have to get our confidence by practicing and proper concentration.avoid panic and worries is quite impossible but it can be possible to control in a certain range and that is my opinion. thanks everyone

So nice! I feel the same... Pls follow me and upvote back! I'm Vienne from the Philippines ;)

okay ..i will do that

Thinking for mental excellence results in a lot of good results. Many times, excessive thinking makes people depressed, fears, but who think more and more, researches them to solve any problem, but they are ahead.That is to say, thinking is to liberate people.

waoo es difícil no preocuparse, pensamos demasiado, anticipamos resultados, y en ese proceso no disfrutamos el día a día, y es muy cierto las emociones actúan directamente en nuestra salud física. no pensemos tanto, no nos preocupemos, afrontemos las circunstancias por dificlies que sean, aunque suene sencillo, es cierto no lo es, pero bueno por que no hacer el intento? hay una lectura que me encanta del libro la culpa es de la Vaca que se titula "La Felicidad es el camino" disfrutemos cada día y no nos preocupemos por lo que suceda o no al final seamos felices en el camino que afortunadamente tenemos la dicha de recorrer en cada nuevo despertar que Dios nos concede... me gusto tu post gracias.

Gracias Usted!

to calm down from worry, just be patient and make every problem a life lesson.

followed you already

Yes, definitely I agree because being anxious or worrying too much will never add to your lifespan! But a happy and calm heart makes your life longer.

I read a very interesting book on this topic called "The power of now" I recommend it because it has changed my way of seeing many things

I always say, “worrying is like paying interest on a debt you may not even owe”. Better to be concerned than consumed.

Don't worry... Be happy!

I don't know if this is a quality post...but it is in trending. He has a good point but at least he should have broaden his topic, such as suggesting how to combat worry and what solutions to avoid worrying.




Have you looked at what's trending in #philosophy lately? It's mostly bot-upvoted self-indulgent drivel. Worse, because it's pseudo-profound bullshit with a $100+ pending payout, people act like the author's got a hotline to the Buddha or something.

ahahah there is no "hotline"... Buddha uses Skype, silly people ;)

Hahaha. I thought he is using Viber? Hehe

He's kind of old school.... I mean he is still an ancient monk, can't keep up wit all the tech

how shit can be holy ?the universe wants to know

I don't think you understand the very quote you have cited. This comment is clearly pointing out that worry is a wasteful endeavor that wastes valuable resources that could be spent more productively elsewhere.

If I could afford it, I would pay to have this shit flagged. And I fucking hate giving money to greedy cunts, so that would be difficult for me. But this post is worthy of betraying my code just because this is fucking embarrassing to see on the trending page- which is usually shit anyway, but this? This is just lazy, mate.

Just letting you know that this post will be featuring in my upcoming shitposts of month series. Congratulations.

As I've said elsewhere, #philosophy is a bit of a shit-show at the moment. As an actual philosopher, I oscillate between embarrassment and outrage.

I'm about to say something shocking: The top tweets with the philosophy hashtag are generally better than the trending philosophy posts here.

Add Psychology to that. I've come to the conclusion that the most simple, watered down, and farthest from actual philosophy or psychology an article is, the more popular it will be.

I just checked the tag out, I was expecting my post to be near the top but it took ages to find it. I didn't realise we now had so many philosophers on here. Perhaps it is time for a series of important debates. It's time to revive the masterdebaters..

Shall we do this?

lol harsh dude :P

what's harsh is what he had to experience in order to generate those truths..

the truth is never harsh to a lover of truth!

I really don't think so, but my ability to know what is normal is fading all too quickly.

You I totally get your frustration, I've read a few comments and posts about this subject that you have made. That being said, I think.. and I mean this with respect, that getting upset about it only drags you down.

Meaning, you are a good writer, I constantly go back to your safespace vr satire post, but i suspect that when you get worked up about shitposting and bot buying you don't enjoy your day as much.

Again.. I mean this as someone who reads you, you enjoys your content.. I don't worry too much about people who buy their upvotes because.

  • i can't make investors remove them from the platform
  • it would probably make invesment dry up in steem
  • not all investors are content creators, nor want to
  • the system/code allows it

I can be against it in principle, but i know that there is not a thing i can do. So I usually ignore, all the vote buying..

I appreciate this very much, but I'm really not who you think I am. I often come across as angry, because that's how people have been conditioned to respond to honesty, but in truth, it is incredibly difficult to anger me.

I will admit that I've not been as happy as I'm used to in recent months, but that's to do with much larger things than one lazy bastard buying his votes.

Again though, I do appreciate the concern, but you should know that a lot of the time I am just pointing shit out because no one else is, and I really feel someone ought to. At least I will never have to ask myself if I did enough.

not all investors are content creators, nor want to

If investors know that they're not content creators then why they post posts like that?
Its very obvious that that kind of post is not worth that upvotes.
Its greediness IMO.
Many people are abusing the system and Steemit, Inc. just ignore them. If they don't ignore, they are much very slow in dealing with this issues. An upgrade or hardfork is needed on steem blockchain. Maybe they're already planning it or not do anything about it because as we know and see Steemit, Inc. has huge money in there.

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Yes i totally agree with u....worry does nt give solution to problems instead it add to it.

Too much worrying will sometimes or most likely lead to depression! :-(

Truth to that. Gone that road alteady, still is though.. 😯

Love the way you described...would love read more like this...

Even seeing the word "worry" makes me shiver 😫.

The only thing any person living should be worried about is Nothing❗

Give this life all you've got❗

There's no telling where you'll end up tomorrow, there's no telling what will happen today❗

Look up at the skies and say This, is MY life.


So true. Worrying rarely changes the outcome.

Exactly, please don't worry about the huge amount of rewards this post has gobbled up.

@chbartist Corey Ten Boom was an incredible lady. She helped nearLy 800 Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust by hiding them in her home during WWII. She was later caught and sent to a prison camp. I remember my mom reading her book, the Hiding Place, and crying from the terrible things this woman went through. She was really a stong woman. She made it out and lived to be an elderly woman. I recommend watching her interviews, her positive attitude through it all is so uplifting.

This little simple post is worth $420.23!
I guess it will still grow more than that after 7 days.

How amazing is Steemit!
I love this platform!!!

If you agree with a post like this being rewarded, I suppose you would you pay me for taking a dump in your front lawn too?

I'm hoping it's sardonic. It sounds like what I would have said if I was trying to be an arsehole.

LOL I don't have that much hope when I see so many exclamation points next to amazing on steemit I don't see sardonic or sarcasm.

It's called sarcasm. Take a chill pill.

I see you're much better than I am. I'd best start following you.

No he paid for all of these votes, it is abuse of the system

When we think about it, we get a beautiful knowledge that we gain knowledge about everything that works well.

We worry about our tomorrow and make our present suffer. that leads to problems in our mind for today and tomorrow which we can't deal with due to no power left in ous to fight.

Nice post. I think the most effective tool is to come back to the present moment through simple mindfulness of the surroundings and sensations. Also trying to create space between the thought and the reaction to the thought (fear) by asking the thought if it is trying to tell us something about a real danger or if it is just a harmless fearful thought we should not care about. In any case, just making space within the mind. I just wrote a post on the subject if you want to check it out :) Cheers !

In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable - Dwight D. Eisenhower

We worry because we care, we care because we are human. Worries won't go away but can be lessened through planning for the worst and hope for the best.


I once asked an engineer friend why he's such a worrier and he responded that it's his job to worry. He said " I literally travel down every branch of my design looking for what could go wrong. I have to know when I launch this machine worth millions into the ocean, to be sunk to the depth of the cold sea, that it is going to work and collect data. All of the worry is in the planning prior to the launch." This helped me understand worry a bit better because I seldom worry and I come from a family who worry themselves sick.

yes, you worry to become strong.. ^_^

incredible, the words were amazingly beautiful.

Excellent. What a outstanding post. Nothing to say it's just awesome.

Worrying does not change the outcome so why waste your time worrying it will only make you think about it more

that's absolutely right!

When we are worry according to research that our complete work so fast that's why in worry our heart beat so fast and we also want to do everything fast and sometime our brain work like machine and sometime it will be dull

First of all I want to thank you for your wonderful post. As humans. I think getting worried about something is a part of our nature but we can make a life balance to use it positively in order to prevent something. That will damage our life.

Good quote. Reminds me of what someone once said: "If there's a solution to the problem, why worry? And if there isn't...why worry?"

And worrying does not change what will happen, so in fact worrying is just a waste of time.

I don't think worrying will gain anything good. It will only get you some headache, sometimes heart attack :)

It's a good read..

An incredible short post with a decent message. Some of the time our greatest stresses cripple us and it isn't until after we've moved past the circumstance we understand the amount we were help back by stresses that were never going to eventuate.

Anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events....

very good point . excellent post thanks

you can not quench your worries though you would love to. The only thing a person can do to improve is to rationalize his worries or fears that lead to these concerns

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of sorrow - it empties today of strenght". Correctly

Please do educate us psychologically this way because worry breeds fear, while fear brings anxiety which in turn raises blood pressure resulting to stroke,hypertension and the likes.
The world is so possessed now that one must but fear!
I'm sure that is why prayer houses in the underdeveloped world are filled and con men are taking advantage of the economic downturn.
Help us develop this niche.

Timely post. i was just beginning to get worried about my wedding and stuff like that and I just happen to see your post on trending .I then decided to open it and read and honestly,i am feeling a whole lot better. i refuse to empty today of strength...cos i need it to carry on. Thanks a lot

one can worry, it's being human. but in the long run, we should always choose to be happy. 😊

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Worrying is like a thieve, it gradually steals from us all leaving us physchologically disabled hence breaking us down, though we try avoiding the state of worrying, but it always encroches even without our conscent...nice piece

I always fell worried in my self everyday. Follow me chbartist and i will follow you. i'm a beginner .

who really meant to get what he hoped for

When we worry, we
Make and ASS
Out of U
and ME

We should learn how to stop worrying and start living.

Thanks for this inspirational post....the part that struck me is this"worry does not empty tommorrow of its problem but empty today of its strength!!

should meditate to be calm. Thanks fot

i really like your post

don't give up my freinds
your amazing i very proud of you

Negative thoughts cannot be avoided but it can be lessened by surrounding yourself with good people. Friends and family maybe.


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very good post. just enjoy the present. don't worry about the tomorrow. live in today tomorrow leave on God' he do better for you

Very good post friend greetings I follow and vote from Venezuela

what a wonderful reminder to keep our focus on the choices we can control and not stress over the unknown!

thank you!

Just salute you man....

Sometimes I have to remind myself that things have always worked out before. Why not this time? I usually relax after I remember all I have been through. Great post.

Thoughts create your reality....if you choose to be unhappy you become unhappy , if u choose to be happy you become 😆😆😆

Exactly.I'm an introvert and I think too much. That's one thing I need to overcome

We got negativity, wrinkles, and bad attitude. So I prefer to smile to each chelange life put in front of me. NIce post @chbarist

"The enemies inside us: Indifference, Indecision, Doubt, Worry, and Over-caution" - Jim Rohn

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