from cavemen to clickbait
doomsday links poison friendships
In your life you’ll have some trouble
When you worry you make it double
Don’t worry. Be happy.
I have a friend. His name is Milton. Milton worries.
That’s the remarkably foolish way he likes to beat himself up.
We all beat ourselves up somehow.
Some, like those who choose the pain of endurance sport do it with awareness.
Others, like Milton, believe what they are doing (worrying) is right and correct and necessary.
I’m not so certain.
Worrying and anxiety?
They are luxuries of well caloried people. They are products of excess energy.
They are not ‘first world problems’.
They are the problems that come with abundance.
For millions of years of evolution, we humans have lived with barely enough calories to exist. We lived through most of existence subjected to pain caused by scarcity. And if we wanted to do something or go somewhere, the machines and methods we had were simple and limited.
The gulf between what we wanted of had to do and what we were technologically capable of was co…