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More frightened than hurt

“We are more often frightened than hurt:  Our troubles spring more often from fancy than reality.”  — Seneca

This quote made me pause…frightened or worried?  Or is worried being frightened about what if?  Are they one in the same?

Yes, I think we do get caught up in what our life should be (fancy) then what actually reality is.  In this equation, that causes conflict.  I have been really working on staying the present (and have a long way to go).  It’s tough to have your mind not wonder while you are at an event or sadly to say while you are talking to someone even though you are interested in what they are saying.  How does that happen?  Shiny object syndrome?  And, I am not looking at my phone.  Are random thoughts that sudden – where you are not in the present anymore?  Can you control that?  I don’t get it.  Or is it today’s environment?

Interesting quote – which caused more questions for me to understand it.