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Things I don’t have to worry about

The world is so full of bad, dangerous, ugly things. Or just demanding things. There’s so much that we’re told we need to care about, that we’re supposed to think about, that we’re supposed to worry about.

But sometimes … you just can’t. Or you’ve reached a state of life where you just don’t. Maybe someone needs to worry about them, but not you.

Herewith I present a random selection of things that I might have worried about once but that just don’t get to me any more.

Feel free to add your own “don’t worry, be happy” in the comment section.


Things I no longer worry about

* Who wins the presidential election

* Who killed John Kennedy (it was gummint + Mafia, but I repeat myself)

* Monsters under the bed (the dust bunnies under there get to me, though)

* NPR being a mouthpiece for Democrats

* Fox News being a mouthpiece for Republicans

* Both — and all the rest — sounding like propaganda outlets for Orwell’s Ministry of Truth. (The fact that few people notice it scares the heck out of me, though.)

* Abortion law

* Whether government approves of any adult’s voluntary sexual relationships. Or not.

* Climate change (Supervolcanos, mega-quakes, and tsunamis still keep me awake at night)

* Whether RPatz will get over KStew

* Whether god hid dinosaur bones to test people’s faith

* Whether Pepsi or Coke tastes better (poison, both of ’em)

* Whether someone disapproves of me having a Margarita before 5:00 or a bloody Mary after 5:00.

* Fracking; just don’t do it in my neighborhood

* Whether Google will do evil (it does, of course)

* Mark Zuckerberg

* Gold confiscation (let them try)

* Cops going door-to-door confiscating guns (see above)

* Whether my underwear matches

* Whether any government spokesperson is ever telling the truth about anything, at any time, in any place. I mean, really. Don’t be silly. That’s less likely than the dinosaur bones thing.


Okay. Your turn.


  1. Earl
    Earl August 21, 2012 8:02 pm

    Good list, the better one would be to have started with I no longer worry about: listing anything that I am not going to do something about or need help for…

  2. Jim Bovard
    Jim Bovard August 21, 2012 8:16 pm

    Lite beer.

  3. Bear
    Bear August 21, 2012 8:39 pm

    When I know where I’ll be living, or when/if I’ll be able to afford to buy more food, I might sweat some of the small shit again someday. Bad things happening? Yep. Worse things to come? Inevitably; really bad things eventually. But if I could afford popcorn I’d just watch the show and giggle hysterically. Hell, I can’t even worry about the book/article pirates anymore, and that was something I’d hoped to get food money from.

  4. Kent McManigal
    Kent McManigal August 21, 2012 9:37 pm

    Great, Claire. Now I’m worried about all that stuff! 😉

  5. Samuel Adams
    Samuel Adams August 21, 2012 9:52 pm

    Whether I should reply to this blog post.

  6. Gus S. Calabrese
    Gus S. Calabrese August 21, 2012 10:12 pm

    Whether I am *normal*

  7. Karen
    Karen August 22, 2012 4:48 am

    No longer worry/care about;
    Whether or not people like me.
    If my house is tidy.
    If the clean laundry is put away or piled on the dryer.
    If my opinions aren’t standard issue.
    Anything in the entertainment world.
    Whatever gloom and doom EOTW the tin-foil-hats online are currently predicting.(Although I am concerned about you Claire since they’re predicting 2 massive earthquake/tsunami events that’ll reach 70 miles inland on the west coast. Still Got your tsunami packs ready? )

  8. MamaLiberty
    MamaLiberty August 22, 2012 6:01 am

    Never did worry about much of that, and it gets less each year. Most folks my age worry most about things related to falling down and regular elimination… [grin]

  9. David Hammond
    David Hammond August 22, 2012 6:15 am

    Whether someone disapproves of me having a Margarita before 5:00 or a bloody Mary after 5:00.

    Is that AM or PM?

  10. The Grey Lady
    The Grey Lady August 22, 2012 6:43 am

    Whether my underwear matches.

    Matches what???? Your shoes??????

    I never got that part of the memo, the only part I got was it wasn’t supposed to be stained or in ill repair in case of an accident. I long abandoned this theory, as I decided I would probably mess my self if I was t-boned or got hit by a car. Possibly emergency rescue might have other priorities then looking to see if my undies are cute and fresh, lets hope so.

  11. Matt, another
    Matt, another August 22, 2012 6:45 am


    Your list covers it pretty well. For me I will add:

    1. Religion. No matter what I am going to someone’s version of hell. If you don’t try to convert, kill or oppress me I don’t care about your religion.
    2. Sexual preferences, see above comments
    3. State approved marriage.
    4. Any sport, or the practioners thereof, or their opinions.
    5. What any of the “modern” Prepper/Survival experts tell me I should be doing. If you can’t figure out how to prepare for the future without detailed instructions from someone else, you are already way behind.
    6. Whether anyone gives a damn about my opinions, including these. ;o)

  12. Pat
    Pat August 22, 2012 7:21 am

    1. Politics and politicians at all levels
    2. Nutritional studies: wait two weeks and somebody will put out a counter-study
    3. Sports, in general
    4. Same-sex laws
    5. Where I’ll be in ten years. I’m more concerned with what I’m doing today.

  13. Ted
    Ted August 22, 2012 7:55 am

    Once again, Claire, you catch and articulate the mood I have and sense in others.

    I rate the probability of a mid-October false flag as the lead-off batter for the NWO big push high enough that I am not putting as much attention to my Nov 6th election campaign as I am to Oath Keepers and community organizing. Those compete for time and energy with personal preps. THAT makes darn near everything else seem trivial in comparison.

  14. MJR
    MJR August 22, 2012 8:59 am

    Hey Claire

    Here is my short list of things I no longer worry/care about…

    • Pussy footing around stupid people when they are stupid/rude
    • Saying I am wrong when I am wrong
    • Saying no to requests when someone tries to guilt me into something

  15. Jollyprez
    Jollyprez August 22, 2012 1:11 pm

    I no longer worry about trying to show religious people “the light” ( if you’ll pardon the pun ).

  16. Gordon
    Gordon August 23, 2012 5:23 pm

    David Hammond Says:
    August 22nd, 2012

    Is that AM or PM?

    Are you worried about it? 😉

  17. Claire
    Claire August 23, 2012 6:27 pm

    Heh. You guys.

    The way this week is going I might have a drink both before 5:00 a.m. and before 5:00 p.m. and if anybody wants to worry about it, I’ll toast to their health.

  18. Rick
    Rick August 23, 2012 8:11 pm

    That I’m saved by the grace of almighty God – John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8

    Not judging anyone. Think about your eternal life. This is a big deal to be sure. Extraordinary events taking place around the world no one can deny. Leads me to believe we are most certainly in the end times. While we don’t really know the answers to all of life’s puzzles (dino bones), frankly, the God of the Bible and end time prophecy is the only thing that makes sense in this upside down world. Use your instinct. There is hope. Where do I start? Ultimately, the relationship is between you and God – not you and man or religion. Seek out your local Christian Church and meet with a Leader. Ask questions. the 5 Ws – what, when, where, why, who. These are good people, not the crap you read about in the MSM. Why do you think Christianity is so hated? There is such thing as evil in the world – masterminded by an evil one. If you don’t see it, then you aren’t paying attention – and I know BHM readers are.

    Some examples of signs below..

    matthew 24:33
    hosea 4:3
    haggai 2:6

    2012 Something Is Going On!

    UFO DISCLOSURE This will Scare You!!! (Compilation of UFO Sightings) HD720p

    The Earth is Groaning – Unknown sound phenomena occurring 2011

  19. kahr40
    kahr40 August 23, 2012 11:33 pm

    When my end is gonna come. It will come when it comes, and I won’t be ready for it.

    Morbid, yeah.

  20. Kent McManigal
    Kent McManigal August 24, 2012 6:02 pm

    Rick- LOL

  21. winston
    winston August 25, 2012 12:44 am

    -90% of sports. I’m mainly looking at you, football.

    -This whole ‘yolo’ craze. I was into that sort of thing once but then I finished the 9th grade… overgrown sheltered kids suck.

    -Fanatics and their crusades for those who have the absolute least desire to hear it. Namely, me. Honestly random stranger, isn’t it offensive when I point at YOUR crucifix or whatever and proclaim “No way you actually believe THAT!”? It is. I never bothered you…Leave me alone or I’ll destroy your inner child.

    -If you take any initiative, you’re way out of line. If you just do what you’re told, you suck for not taking any sort of initiative. Screw it, I’ll take the initiative to do what I want.

    -Everyone’s dumb sexual hang-ups. (Pun? Bill Burroughs would agree) Why is everyone either stuck living in high school or some mythical puritan past? When will we all just grow up?

  22. David
    David August 25, 2012 5:43 pm

    I don’t worry about most things, I have this attitude of fix it or fergetit,
    What’s all this nonsense about drinking what and when? Drink what you want when you want, and if you’re of a mind subscribe to Modern Drunkard Magazine.

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