Fandango Provocative Question – Future worries

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Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.

It seems to me that there are a lot of things to worry about these days. Whether we’re talking about the climate, politics, the seemingly never ending pandemic, natural disasters, social injustice, mass shootings, cultural clashes, or wars, the news is rarely good. I have almost gotten to the point that I’m considering stopping reading or watching the news because I find it both disheartening and depressing.

So with this in mind, my provocative question this week is this…

What worries you the most about the future? Why is that your biggest concern? Or are you not that concerned about the future?

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Since I was a child, I was a worrier. I used to worry about everything. Things that I had some control over and things which were not in my control.

It took me many years of conscious effort to get rid of this habit. I was taught to do my best in any situation and leave the result to fate/God. I am a believer in both. I believe that God has the supreme authority over everything and that what is fated will happen.

At the stage I am in life, I look forward to few years left to me, to grow old in peace. But I know the world around me is not at peace. People are exploiting the planet for resources, damaging its environment, wasting water, and generally creating a hostile atmosphere for human survival. Politically, things aren’t much better.

In this scenario, I do what I can. I try to raise awareness by writing about these issues, I conserve water and electricity. And we are planning to go solar for our household. In the political arena, I cannot do much except vote for the sanest party when election time comes around.

After that, I don’t worry. Because worrying will only spoil whatever time I’ve left here. It never helps to worry about things.

Que sera sera : Doris Day

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27 thoughts on “Fandango Provocative Question – Future worries

  1. It never helps. It only makes things worse but for a worrier, it’s difficult to stop worrying. I’m glad that you managed to find a way out. Going solar is a great initiative! I also try my best to conserve water and electricity.

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    1. Thanks Shweta! I’m glad that I got over the worrying phase of my life because worrying was just destroying my peace of mind.
      Yes solar power has initial cost, a big one but then it is profitable for both us and our planet.

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  2. ironically, I worry less about things over which I have some control and more about things where I feel basically helpless. I hate feeling helpless. I always feel better when there is something I CAN do rather than realizing that I have done everything I can. But that’s where we have gotten too. Our governments don’t seem to care about us. Maybe instead of everyone voting, we should try convincing EVERYONE to NOT vote. But it would have to be truly everyone.

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    1. I can understand where you’re coming from. There is so much that we are powerless to do anything about. But not voting won’t work as some other moron like Trump can be elected again, by their moron supporters!

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  3. My mother always said don’t worry about what you can’t control, but I’m beginning to think that we need to believe that we can control more.

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