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Feature Article by Frosty Wooldridge
Your mother worried if you didn't come home on time. She fretted about the house "worried sick" that something happened to you. When you popped into the door, she said, "Where were you? I was worried to death that something happened to you."
"Hi mom," you said. "I hung out with friends after practice."
During your ensuing years, you may have picked up the "worry factor" that keeps your mind in stitches when some friend or a family member fails to meet with your "time" expectations. You might worry about a date, party, what to wear, how to act and a dozen other variables that cause mental anxiety.
Lots of people worry. They fret, agonize, fuss and fume over something that hasn't happened, might not happen or never will happen.
What does the word "worry" mean? Worry equals emotional carnage we pay for perceived problems.