What, Me Worry?

Alfred E. Newman. The face of Mad Magazine, one of my youthful favorites. He has that goofy grin and mantra, “What, Me worry?”

I often joke that he’s my hero.

Are you a sports fan? Read much about your favorite team in whatever sport you choose? What is the common theme of what must be 70% of the writing?


So and so wants to be traded to X team. These will be the coaches of those teams next year. This team is moving to another city (an American phenomenon).

Totally worthless reading. Why worry about all that?

Same with political news. It’s all about “what if” that and “this could be” there.

Why worry?

Give me the actual news, somebody did something that affects me. Briefly. With enough context to understand. Move on.

Maybe it’s a fun pastime to sit around with friends and conjecture about sports or politics. I don’t know.

But I do know that Jesus told us not to worry about such things. One good life-enhancing habit for this year would be to pare these idle gossipy things out of our life and concentrate on more worthwhile pursuits.

And don’t worry.

One Response to “What, Me Worry?”

  1. josephruizjr Says:

    Excellent advice, I am working on it. Happy New Year Gary.

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