THAT SONG, the one that said, “Don’t worry, be happy,” was a joke, right?
Sometimes I worry that I worry too much.
Other times I worry that I don’t worry enough.
This, I gather, is not uncommon.
I tend to worry about things I mostly can’t control. Like nuclear war, the coming ice age, a meteor colliding with Earth and wiping us all out.
The day-to-day stuff doesn’t bother me. I don’t worry about being T-boned by some texter in an intersection on the way to town, or being compacted to the size of a tin can when a transport truck crosses the centre line on the Yellowhead.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops, former school board chair, former editor of The Kamloops Daily News, and a current director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He was awarded the Jack Webster Foundation’s lifetime achievement award in 2011. His editorials are published Monday through Thursdays, and Saturdays on CFJC Today, CFJC Midday and CFJC Evening News. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.