My 20 Biggest Worries

There’s a new video from my favorite series, Tales of Mere Existence called “Things I have Worried About”. I’m at once sad that these fears are so familiar (well, with the exception of the ones about “not getting it up”) and comforted that I’m not alone in my needless worries. In an effort to shed some of the burden of the fears I carry around (some all the time, some only every once in awhile), I’d like to share some here. Maybe you’ll relate. Maybe you’ll just think I’m a neurotic mess and sometimes I worry I’m just that 😉

My 20 Biggest Worries

  1. Something horrible will happen to my family.
  2. I’ll fart loudly in front of a whole lot of people.
  3. I won’t be able to get pregnant if and when I want kids.
  4. Or, if I do, the baby won’t be healthy.
  5. I’ll never be the person I can be proud of.
  6. I’ll get diabetes like just about everyone else in my family and won’t be able to eat cupcakes anymore.
  7. Or, I’ll get cancer.
  8. My plane will crash.
  9. My hair stylist will accidentally cut off all my hair.
  10. One day I’ll get Alzheimer’s and lose my memory.
  11. One of my parents will get Alzheimer’s and forget who I am.
  12. I’ll lose the function of my body through some horrific accident.
  13. I won’t make enough money to retire comfortably.
  14. I do something stupid and lose my bestest friend who is also my sister.
  15. I get stuck in a routine way of life.
  16. Being in a loveless marriage.
  17. The ghost of Kayako from “The Grudge” will one day follow me home and kill me.
  18. I’ll cause an accident in which innocent people are harmed.
  19. I’ll get rejected by everyone I know.
  20. Wrinkles.


“Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”
Henry David Thoreau

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  1. Okay, some of these fears I can truly identify with and some I
    don’t. A few of them because I’m a man and those things will never happen to me! Not without a miracle! Okay, lets start from the bottom, wrinkles everyone gets eventually! Its part of the aging process. Getting rejected by all u know won’t happen unless you do something really bad to all concerned. Accidents happen on occasion so, don’t sweat it. Just do your all out best and drive safely.I don’t believe in ghosts, just spirits! And they don’t kill, just watch over you. Being in a loveless marriage, I can see why that would trouble you. Be real cautious and choosy when picking a soul mate, it’ll help.
    Only you can change the routine so, make sure you change some things every few years and it’ll all work out. The best friend thing? Same as the being rejected thing. You seem pretty young so, start saving for the future now. Believe me, you won’t regret it. As for the next one, again, I say accidents happen so,don’t live in fear! Just go with the flow! Alzheimer’s is a something we as humans can’t control so don’t sweat it. Only God knows what his plan for us is. Next one? If it happens your hair will grow back.The next 3? 8,7,6? Again, I say its God’s call. Most of the things you speak of are God’s call. I’m not saying your not justified in being fearful of these things but don’t let it run your life. Its been my life experience that God steers good people my way to be friends. Go with that. In the meantime, I’m proud to know someone as nice as you. 🙂

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