Favourites from HN: a trick that might help to turn worry into something useful
Found this reply to a comment about devastating disease striking from nowhere:
As a parent I've come up with a mechanism to help when things like this worry me.
I have basically no power to protect against things like this. But I have tremendous power to protect against far more likely causes of harm like diabetes and heart disease and obesity.
So any time I'm having a moment of worry about their well being I find an extra hour to carve out of my day and take them to the park. It's therapeutic and makes me feel less helpless and feels like I'm gradually equipping them with the life trait of being an active person.