7 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Worry Too Much about the World ...

By Alison

Although there are a lot of sad events going on around the world, there are plenty of reasons why you shouldn't worry too much about them. We'd all love to bring about world peace, but it's not going to happen. Here are some reasons why you shouldn't worry too much about the world …

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Can't Solve Everything

One of the reasons why you shouldn't worry too much about the world is that you can't solve everyone's problems. Even the most capable world leaders haven't yet managed to stop all the conflicts going on around the world, and new ones keep breaking out. So don't let these issues take over; it's pointless worrying yourself about things that you can't change.



It's important to know what is happening in the world, and not to pretend that bad things don't happen. But equally, we have to be aware of our limitations. Wishing that we could save the world is unrealistic and is just going to make us depressed. Don't be downhearted over things that you can't control.


You're Not Responsible

We wouldn't be human if we didn't have compassion for people who are suffering. But you shouldn't feel guilty that you were born in a country that lives at peace or that you are better off than millions of other people. You didn't create the problems, so don't take it upon yourself.


Be Realistic

Some people can get very down when they read of the terrible events going on in other countries. It becomes almost all-consuming in their minds. Unfortunately there is absolutely nothing that we can do to influence world events. As much as we hate to admit it, we simply don't have any power over them.


Many Positive Things

Although the news seems very depressing sometimes, what with all the crime and conflict, remember that it's far from being all bad. There are many good things going on in the world, and many people doing what they can to make it a better place. Think about what cheers you up and makes you smile - and do that for someone else.

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Make a Small Difference

It's a lot easier to make small contributions to improving the lives of others than it is to save thousands of people. So although watching war and conflict may make you feel helpless, don't focus on that. Concentrate instead on making a difference on a small scale. Help your neighbors, do volunteering, do something to make your neighborhood a better place to live in.


Doesn't Affect You Personally

It's not being callous to say that things that are going on in another country are not going to affect you. Fact is, they don't affect you personally. And even events like the terrible recent plane crashes are very rare events, so don't panic that it's going to happen when you next fly.

Certainly, we should be aware of what is happening around the world. But we shouldn't let it take over our own lives, as that will make us very stressed and depressed about what is happening to other people. Focus instead on the small ways in which you can make the world a better place. What do you do to help other people out and make a difference?

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This is the most ignorant post I've ever read on allwomanstalk. Many things do affect us directly, most saliently our political economy. Furthermore, as a member of a developed nation, you should realize we have a large immigrant population, and maybe affairs that affect third world countries affect a significant portion of any developed country. Every single person should absolutely keep up with the news, and realize there is always something you can do about it, even from your own home. We live in a technologically globalized world and internet activism is becoming more and more effective.

Well if we all continue to think like this then nothing will ever get done.

What have any of you done for a third world country lately?! 😂😂😂😂 while you're getting your all American tattoos. 😂 do you guys plan to go to war? Go clean up Africa?! Why are you guys bashing the author?! Just what have you guys done for the world that is so damn important?! I didn't see any of you on my news channel....the author is right. Just read between the lines instead of jumping to conclusions. She obviously was saying one person can't just up and change the world. Did fucking Buddha change the world?! Society and civilization and modernization and ten million other things have changed the world as a whole. Any of you march with MLK?! Oh....then shut the fuck up.

This article saddens me. I don't think that the writer meant any harm, that being said, it was a callous, cold hearted article. Obviously our writer has never heard of "the power of one". Yes, what happens on the other side of the world affects us here. I will chalk this article up as being written by an immature person.

This just promotes a lazy, decadent attitude towards the issues in the world. There are plenty of people who managed to change the world for the better through their sole efforts, be it famous scientists or even average people with great resilience. This post just wallows in first-world-problems self-pity and ignores the gross miscarriages of justice that no one who calls oneself human should ever ignore. And when three planes could crash over a period of a week, this is a clue you need to stop deluding yourself that this is not important.

Although your point was to tell people to be happy, reading your post made me sad and angry and frustrated and annoyed. It's because of people like you, ie. bystanders, that the world is such an ugly place. I put quite a bit of effort into trying to see where you're coming from and the reason behind you writing this disgusting post but unfortunately I wasn't able to justify it. The simple things you take for granted like drinking clean water and using a toilet seat for your crap are things that war refugees don't have access to. The LEAST you can do is to actually think about this. I hope you'll never have to experience what millions of people live through daily because quite frankly, I bet you're one of those people who will "die" if they're out of power for a couple of hours. I also hope you think about what you just wrote and the message you're trying to convey. Maybe just maybe, you'll realize it's utter bullshit.

I can't believe this is a post

You know what's sad to me here.... That all of you "humanitarians" have your head in your ass and probably are all very controlling and self-centered. While you're all throwing stones at the author...yet you're all so "humanitarian" ....can you guys elaborate on how one person can change the world? Then can you tell me how any of you changed the world?! And I don't mean "helping" someone; I mean, how did you change the WORLD?! What did you guys do? Plant a fucking flower, watered it, and watched it grow?! 😂 you guys really are killing me.