What! Me Worry? (Parting Thoughts)
Kreyche, Gerald F., USA TODAY
SONGS, especially popular ones, often reflect the human condition. An example is songs dealing with love, both about winning and losing it. The same can be said about worries. Not long ago, everyone was singing, "Don't Worry, Be Happy." It was a hit because it offered good advice about one's inner life. Then there was the old tune, "On the Sunny Side of the Street," advising people to "leave your worries on the doorstep." Yet other ballads deny that we can shuck our worries so easily. One was "It Takes a Worried Man to Sing a Worried Song"; another, "Worry, Worry, Worry, Woe is Me."
We all know some people we would call "worry warts," meaning that one worry or another, big or small, always is in the forefront of their corisciousness. They literally dwell on worry. Yet, if we examine our own lives, I think that we will find ourselves very close to that state of affairs. Some Asian cultures use worry beads, fingering them over and over. Some Catholics use the Rosary …
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Publication information: Article title: What! Me Worry? (Parting Thoughts). Contributors: Kreyche, Gerald F. - Author. Magazine title: USA TODAY. Volume: 131. Issue: 2696 Publication date: May 2003. Page number: 82. © 2009 Society for the Advancement of Education. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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