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How to Stop Worrying

Minoo Masani
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Being of a somewhat worrying temperament I found myself at the beginning of June faced with some seven major anxieties about things going wrong. I was suddenly reminded of being told many years ago about a gimmick by which one could learn that most worries never materialise or come true. So I tried out this gimmick. I wrote on a piece of paper on 6th June my seven major worries of calamities that would descend on me by the end of June. Now when the end of June came I took the paper out of the drawer where I had confined it and hey presto! I find that six out of seven anxieties have dissolved into thin air leaving only one carried over to July. It is true that a new problem has arisen about which I was not aware on 6th June. The result of the experiment is not to worry but if you must, write your worries on a paper at the beginning of the month and discover at the end of the month how needlessly one worried. Dear reader, trv this for yourself if necessary.

Minoo Masani
Freedom First No.399, October 1988
 
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