‘The worrier is the opposite of a lighthouse’

 

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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

The voices within tend to silence out the rest. Pro tip: save the worry for later or consider what Mark Twain had to say.

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2 thoughts on “‘The worrier is the opposite of a lighthouse’

  1. “the opposite of a lighthouse”

    What an image! Except there is no image… because the light is sucked in. [mind blown]

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