Be wary of worrying and warring

2019-07-24 06:02
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A worrying person is a warring person. The formal definition of the concepts of worrying and warring are clearly defined in The Oxford Advanced Dictionary.

For the purpose of this article, I would like to also add my personal view.

“Worry” has a synonymous meaning to anxiety, and “warry” is derived from the noun war.

The attitude of an individual who wishes or desires to have this and that (as it always is the case with everyone), makes him/her worrisome and anxious.

This might either be a good or bad, profitable or non-profitable worry – depending on one’s attitude towards it.

The result of one struggling to achieve what he/she dreams of, is often that if it does not happen right away or at most have the prospect of happening soon, it lands one in the warring condition.

This often causes more mental pressure on the victim.

One would additionally call this scenario a worrier against a warrier, which is comparatively speaking, according to the Bible, what Jesus once called “A kingdom fighting against a kingdom”.

The adverse impact of anxiety on the life of an individual is a chronological chain of occurrences.

Of all occurrences, fear seems to be the main source of worrisomeness and “warrisomeness”.

Fear grips one when things do not seem to be coming together.

It is said that 90% of people worry over non-profitable things and only 10% of them worry about genuine things.

Worrying kills a person who holds on to past setbacks, and that makes it difficult for him/her to deal with the present, as Bishop Thomas Dexter Jakes warns.

Therefore, if one does not let anxiety and tension go away, he/she is hurting himself/herself.

Someone defines fear as that little dark room where negatives are developed. Fear of an impostor syndrome: many individuals see themselves as unfit compared to others.

Fear of association: having an anti-social hibernating attitude. Fear of failure: remaining victim of your failures and mistakes.

Fear of competing: this is an under-estimation of oneself.

I wish to state that that chain of occurrences happens due to effects of anxiety and fear.

Fear may be influenced by other attitudes like doubt and anxiety to see things happening.

As this phenomenon deepens, it results into more of a mental pressure on the victim, causing stress and depression.

If the level of stress and depression is not controlled, the victim is likely to get violent and warry, and suspicious of everybody as an enemy. Sometimes the victim becomes seriously re-active or else runs away in self-defence and sees suicide as an ultimate solution.

One writer on the subject, in giving tips on how to cope with worry or anxiety, says: “If a patient is overly anxious or depressed, anti-anxiety medication or anti-depressants are recommended.

“Remember, visiting others and having fruitful social talks with them is one of the best stress, loneliness and anxiety relievers.”


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