8 Percent Worry
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“8 Percent Worry,” Ensign, Dec. 1979, 65

8 Percent Worry

Someone has mathematically calculated that forty percent of our worries will never materialize; thirty percent deal with old decisions that cannot be changed; twelve percent focus on criticism that is mostly untrue; ten percent deal with our health, which only worsens when we worry; and only eight percent are legitimate. The point we would make is that life does have real problems that may be met head-on when we eliminate useless and senseless worry.

J. Spencer Kinard
“The Spoken Word”