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What Makes Us Afraid of Tommorow?

Sometimes, it’s not the future that we’re afraid of, but of repeating the past.

Worrying too much about anything is a disaster waiting to happen. It can becloud our mind with fears and doubts. It drains a lot of our energy. It takes control of our lives for the worst.

Listening to Carole King’s song “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” can lead us to think of an idea or two. Carole King, by the way, is a singer-songwriter who also wrote “You’ve Got A Friend” which was popularized by James Taylor.

The song tells about a woman worrying about what will happen next after a night full of love spent with her man. She wanted to be sure; she kept asking if he would still love her when the night meets the morning sun.

Worrying about something is, to some degree, normal. It can drive us to take action so we would be able to come up with a solution to a problem. It can motivate us to prepare for the worst and that’s a good thing.

But worrying too much about anything is a disaster waiting to happen. It can becloud the mind with fear and doubts. It can drain a lot of our energy. It takes control of our lives for the worst.

What most people fear about are the changes to happen in their lives. Our fear for change, for example, will eventually make room for us to focus on the negative instead of the positive side of everything. Change can be good, if it makes a thing better than it’s been.

So what makes us afraid of tomorrow, if tomorrow is what all there is for today? And who of among us here by worrying, to quote a passage from the Bible, can add a single hour to our lives?

We have to prepare for the worst, but should never worry so much about it so that it can already affect our normal lives. We must find ways on how we can solve every problem coming our way. Yes, tomorrow will surely come, but it will take care of itself.

We have to remember that, although we are responsible for the kind of life we are creating for ourselves, not all things are under our control. Some things are best left alone. We have to do the good and the right things today. We can hope for the best.

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