Fandango hosts a weekly provocative question prompt. Here is what he has to say about it.
Welcome once again to Fandangos Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.
By provocative, I dont mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.
What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.
It seems to me that there are a lot of things to worry about these days. Whether were talking about the climate, politics, the seemingly never ending pandemic, natural disasters, social injustice, mass shootings, cultural clashes, or wars, the news is rarely good. I have almost gotten to the point that Im considering stopping reading or watching the news because I find it both disheartening and depressing.
So with this in mind, my provocative question this week is this
What worries you the most about the future? Why is that your biggest concern? Or are you not that concerned about the future?
Well, actually, I do worry about the future. Mostly I worry about my parents dying, I worry how I’ll cope when I no longer have their support. I also worry about my overall health. I worry about developing some disease, or illness, that might be incurable. I know thats a bit irrational to worry about that, but well, there are incurable diseases that run in my family, my grandma died from breast cancer, my grandad died of kidney failure. So it is a huge worry for me. I also worry about my mental health, I have a serious mental illness, and a lot of the time I am teetering on the edge, the slightest thing can tip me over. If I’m not careful and if I don’t keep a close eye on my moods, I start catastrophising, and before I know it I’ve gone down the rabbit hole and I am being swallowed up into darkness. Its a lot to contend with. I try to keep a positive attitude but these things weigh heavy on my mind.