We like to do that. Find a newspaper from a few years ago and see how few of those apparently important and urgent anxieties actually came to pass.
How even if they did, other conditions arose, rendering the outcomes unimaginably different.
And ask how the worry or anxiety helped.
I’m not talking about the sort of creative anxiety that gets things done, or natural stage fright ,but the sort of worry that marketing guru Seth Godin has defined as ‘experiencing failure in advance’.