Worrying can be short-sighted and egotistical. FOMO, or fear of missing out, is a 21st-century problem driven by the use of smartphones. As David Brooks highlights in his article The Epidemic of Worry, ‘the worrier is the opposite of a lighthouse:'
“He doesn’t give out energy for the benefit of others. He absorbs energy at others’ cost.” – Francis O'Gorman, Worrying: A Literary and Cultural History