October 19, 2009
Parade magazine had an article yesterday called: What Should You Worry About?
I was very surprised and disturbed to find out that a lot of what worries me the most, is highly unlikely to happen.
Here’s a few interesting statistics from the piece:
Elephants kill more people than sharks each year.
75% of murder victims know their assailants; seven out of ten rape victims do too.
When it comes to identity theft, nearly half of ID theft victims are ripped off by someone they know, and 90% of thefts happen offline!
I know many of us seem to be pre-wired to worry, but what a waste of energy! You’re probably worrying about the wrong thing anyway. I like this saying when it comes to worry:
Worry is like interest paid in advance, on a debt that may never come due.
The most important information I gleaned from this article is:
Choose your friends very carefully!