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13-08-2015, 03:09 PM
RE: What do you worry about?
Geez, I go away for a couple of hours, come back and I find all kinds of worried people have posted. It's good to know other people worry too.

I don't think there's a day that goes by that I don't worry about global warming. Outside of the usual family worries, global warming tops my worry list. I try to put it into perspective though and consider the Black Plague which killed half the population of Europe. They thought the world was coming to an end too. I like to think that humans are too intelligent to let this whole planet die and us with it. That's what keeps me from total despair.


But I still worry. Sadcryface

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13-08-2015, 03:22 PM
RE: What do you worry about?
(13-08-2015 03:09 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  Geez, I go away for a couple of hours, come back and I find all kinds of worried people have posted. It's good to know other people worry too.

I don't think there's a day that goes by that I don't worry about global warming. Outside of the usual family worries, global warming tops my worry list. I try to put it into perspective though and consider the Black Plague which killed half the population of Europe. They thought the world was coming to an end too. I like to think that humans are too intelligent to let this whole planet die and us with it. That's what keeps me from total despair.


But I still worry. Sadcryface

I worry about global warming, too, along with the decline in educational standards (and general intelligence, it seems) in the US -- and the political climate that goes along with that. And other things like that. But those worries aren't so immediate, because I'll probably be dead before they cause any really big problems. That's why I didn't list those kinds of things in my post.
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13-08-2015, 06:24 PM
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13-08-2015, 07:35 PM (This post was last modified: 13-08-2015 07:46 PM by Banjo.)
RE: What do you worry about?
(13-08-2015 11:50 AM)goodwithoutgod Wrote:  I remember when I was a child in school, being worried because they were telling us the world would be out of gas and oil within 20 years, and then the apocalypse would descend upon us all...anarchy will rule and people will be killing each other and starving...40 years later, gas is $2.35USD a gallon...and the world is still here, albeit more dangerous, and more violent then ever.





What do I worry about?

1. Getting to and from the hospital.

2. My brother, who has just developed Bell's Palsy three days ago.

3. I worry that his worrying about me and causing him stress brought it on. I asked at the hospital and they said stress is believed to be a key factor. Sad

4. I'm worried I wont survive my cancer, but not that much surprisingly. Because I reckon I will beat it. Even though it constantly kicks my arse.

5. I was asked to sit in with a really good band on percussion next week. Just light stuff like shakers, bongos, tambourine etc. Anyway today I awoke to a text asking me to switch to drums. I am worried I may not be strong enough to pull it off. Playing stuff like Tower of power, seen in the clip above. And I've not played kit in a year. Confused

6. I just had a phone call from my specialist bringing forward our meeting. I had some tests yesterday. Usually when they do this it is bad news. But who knows, it could be good news! Unsure

7. I am concerned about the rise of religious fundamentalism. Especially with the Muslims. But then I realise that for all history religion has been here and the human race remains. It's just a shame that so many want to turn the clock back several hundred years. It's like being Charlton Heston at the end of The planet of the apes.

8. I worry about (a) not seeing my niece grow up, and (b) not seeing any of my wonderful student, Taso's career. I at least want to hear his first album!

9. I am really worried about Taso. When soon after he heard I was so ill, he burst into tears at school in class, ran out and locked himself in the music room. It took them two hours to coax him out with the help of his mother. We're that close. Were we the same age we'd be best of mates. I have plenty of fine students but this kid will go on to greatness.

10. I always worry America will cause a full blown world war. That country is way too aggressive and warlike. And much of the population seems crazy in their attitude to guns. Pure madness.

11. I am concerned about my income since not working in so long and having been self employed. I only buy food and pay bills. Never do anything for myself. The internet is fine.

12. I am most concerned about my career. I and a student once worked out how many hours I had spent practicing music. We came up with a figure of 90,000 hours! No joke. Add to this the time I spent practicing martial arts, where I am qualified in several styles, and I wonder if I've wasted my life?

Actually my worry is all kind of mild. I am a happy go lucky person at heart and if something happens, it happens. Random events like car crashes and the like are not really worth my time. It's like worrying about an earthquake or tsunami.


Oh well there's no point worrying. Smile

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13-08-2015, 07:52 PM
RE: What do you worry about?
(13-08-2015 01:16 PM)goodwithoutgod Wrote:  
(13-08-2015 01:09 PM)Popeyes Pappy Wrote:  Shouldn't be too hard to get a job in Knoxville.

Retired as a what? I know some people at Oak Ridge, but that would be a hell of a commute.

Chief Warrant Officer 4, 7160, Surface Ordnance type. Degrees are in Crim field with specializations in Homeland Security and Critical Incident Management. I intend to try applying for the Department of Homeland Security as an Emergency Management Director....or I may just sweep the floors at the nearest Bass Pro Shop Tongue

Good luck mate. You seem a very decent chap. I am sure you will do alright. Thumbsup

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13-08-2015, 07:54 PM
RE: What do you worry about?
About dying, lately. Like dying of a terrible disease. I'm not sure why I'm preoccupied with this. I'm normally not concerned about my mortality. Sad

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13-08-2015, 09:29 PM
RE: What do you worry about?
(13-08-2015 07:35 PM)Banjo Wrote:  
(13-08-2015 11:50 AM)goodwithoutgod Wrote:  I remember when I was a child in school, being worried because they were telling us the world would be out of gas and oil within 20 years, and then the apocalypse would descend upon us all...anarchy will rule and people will be killing each other and starving...40 years later, gas is $2.35USD a gallon...and the world is still here, albeit more dangerous, and more violent then ever.





What do I worry about?

1. Getting to and from the hospital.

2. My brother, who has just developed Bell's Palsy three days ago.

3. I worry that his worrying about me and causing him stress brought it on. I asked at the hospital and they said stress is believed to be a key factor. Sad

4. I'm worried I wont survive my cancer, but not that much surprisingly. Because I reckon I will beat it. Even though it constantly kicks my arse.

5. I was asked to sit in with a really good band on percussion next week. Just light stuff like shakers, bongos, tambourine etc. Anyway today I awoke to a text asking me to switch to drums. I am worried I may not be strong enough to pull it off. Playing stuff like Tower of power, seen in the clip above. And I've not played kit in a year. Confused

6. I just had a phone call from my specialist bringing forward our meeting. I had some tests yesterday. Usually when they do this it is bad news. But who knows, it could be good news! Unsure

7. I am concerned about the rise of religious fundamentalism. Especially with the Muslims. But then I realise that for all history religion has been here and the human race remains. It's just a shame that so many want to turn the clock back several hundred years. It's like being Charlton Heston at the end of The planet of the apes.

8. I worry about (a) not seeing my niece grow up, and (b) not seeing any of my wonderful student, Taso's career. I at least want to hear his first album!

9. I am really worried about Taso. When soon after he heard I was so ill, he burst into tears at school in class, ran out and locked himself in the music room. It took them two hours to coax him out with the help of his mother. We're that close. Were we the same age we'd be best of mates. I have plenty of fine students but this kid will go on to greatness.

10. I always worry America will cause a full blown world war. That country is way too aggressive and warlike. And much of the population seems crazy in their attitude to guns. Pure madness.

11. I am concerned about my income since not working in so long and having been self employed. I only buy food and pay bills. Never do anything for myself. The internet is fine.

12. I am most concerned about my career. I and a student once worked out how many hours I had spent practicing music. We came up with a figure of 90,000 hours! No joke. Add to this the time I spent practicing martial arts, where I am qualified in several styles, and I wonder if I've wasted my life?

Actually my worry is all kind of mild. I am a happy go lucky person at heart and if something happens, it happens. Random events like car crashes and the like are not really worth my time. It's like worrying about an earthquake or tsunami.


Oh well there's no point worrying. Smile

You're always in my thoughts. I wish I could fly to where you live and help you get to and from the hospital. You seem like a hell of a nice guy.

I worry about your #10 too.

Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors.... on Donald J. Trump:

He is deformed, crooked, old, and sere,
Ill-fac’d, worse bodied, shapeless every where;
Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind,
Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.
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14-08-2015, 12:52 AM
RE: What do you worry about?
(13-08-2015 09:29 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  
(13-08-2015 07:35 PM)Banjo Wrote:  



What do I worry about?

1. Getting to and from the hospital.

2. My brother, who has just developed Bell's Palsy three days ago.

3. I worry that his worrying about me and causing him stress brought it on. I asked at the hospital and they said stress is believed to be a key factor. Sad

4. I'm worried I wont survive my cancer, but not that much surprisingly. Because I reckon I will beat it. Even though it constantly kicks my arse.

5. I was asked to sit in with a really good band on percussion next week. Just light stuff like shakers, bongos, tambourine etc. Anyway today I awoke to a text asking me to switch to drums. I am worried I may not be strong enough to pull it off. Playing stuff like Tower of power, seen in the clip above. And I've not played kit in a year. Confused

6. I just had a phone call from my specialist bringing forward our meeting. I had some tests yesterday. Usually when they do this it is bad news. But who knows, it could be good news! Unsure

7. I am concerned about the rise of religious fundamentalism. Especially with the Muslims. But then I realise that for all history religion has been here and the human race remains. It's just a shame that so many want to turn the clock back several hundred years. It's like being Charlton Heston at the end of The planet of the apes.

8. I worry about (a) not seeing my niece grow up, and (b) not seeing any of my wonderful student, Taso's career. I at least want to hear his first album!

9. I am really worried about Taso. When soon after he heard I was so ill, he burst into tears at school in class, ran out and locked himself in the music room. It took them two hours to coax him out with the help of his mother. We're that close. Were we the same age we'd be best of mates. I have plenty of fine students but this kid will go on to greatness.

10. I always worry America will cause a full blown world war. That country is way too aggressive and warlike. And much of the population seems crazy in their attitude to guns. Pure madness.

11. I am concerned about my income since not working in so long and having been self employed. I only buy food and pay bills. Never do anything for myself. The internet is fine.

12. I am most concerned about my career. I and a student once worked out how many hours I had spent practicing music. We came up with a figure of 90,000 hours! No joke. Add to this the time I spent practicing martial arts, where I am qualified in several styles, and I wonder if I've wasted my life?

Actually my worry is all kind of mild. I am a happy go lucky person at heart and if something happens, it happens. Random events like car crashes and the like are not really worth my time. It's like worrying about an earthquake or tsunami.


Oh well there's no point worrying. Smile

You're always in my thoughts. I wish I could fly to where you live and help you get to and from the hospital. You seem like a hell of a nice guy.

I worry about your #10 too.

Don't worry about me. I have been practicing with drum sticks on a rubber practice pad for three hours so far and am still going. I'll get in shape and just have a lazy but on time bass drum that day. Smile

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14-08-2015, 01:10 AM
RE: What do you worry about?
That someone will land on Mars before I have the chance to become filthy rich and do it first.
True story.

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14-08-2015, 02:16 AM
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My mother has had cancer for over five years now and the insurance company denied a drug known to treat her kind of cancer, so we're hoping to get her on some trial soon (at least her tumor is stable and in a slow remission though) But I still worry about her emotional well-being. I feel like I caused the growth of her tumor because we never had a good relationship, and neither did she and my dad, or my brother. We've hardly been on speaking terms until about two years ago. I still don't feel natural talking to her, maybe because there's no good foundation, trying to blot out 20 years of anger toward each other. What I have kept in mind is that she's still a good person who cares about what's going on in the world, and she deserves to be happy now. Recently, we briefly mentioned it at a restaurant. I apologized for causing her so much trouble and she said that she understands this is the kind of thing parents have to be prepared for, and realizes she probably also caused me a lot of stress. Maybe we should discuss it in a more quiet setting, though. Otherwise, she's kind of hanging in there. Pain meds sometimes ruin her plans to go see friends, and it's already hard enough for her to reach out to other people. I think I'm going to have to start coordinating gatherings, with her permission of course. She needs someone to give her a ride anyway, so I may as well also do the planning.

Other than that... The politics in America, my own creeping health problems, always worrying about the safety of my loved ones, successfully landing a good career after I graduate college, the state of the whole world, my issues interacting with people (bad social anxiety, though nowadays it's mostly just bad communication skills due to years of social anxiety) and how that can destroy my chances of getting (or keeping) a good job unless I shape up soon, plus I'm also bad at reaching out to my friends but I'm trying to get better at that.

I...did not intend to write so much. When I wrote about my mother, I just kept on writing... It's okay if I don't get a response, I just wanted to get this off my chest, get the rant out there somewhere.
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