Quick Answer: Why Do We Worry About The Unknown?

What percent of things you worry about actually happen?

Lo and behold, it turns out that 85 percent of what subjects worried about never happened, and with the 15 percent that did happen, 79 percent of subjects discovered either they could handle the difficulty better than expected, or the difficulty taught them a lesson worth learning.

What is the purpose of worry?

Let’s look at the positive purpose of worry. Despite all the negative feelings attached to it, worry can serve a positive function when it prepares you for possible future difficulties. It can alert you to things that need to be taken care of, or of consequences of certain actions.

What is fear of the unknown?

Fear of the Unknown Phobia – Xenophobia. Xenophobia is the irrational sensation of fear experienced about a person or a group of persons as well as situations that are perceived as strange or foreign. It is the fear of anything that is beyond one’s comfort zone.

How do you deal with unknown?

But these simple steps can help you better face life’s uncertainties.

  • Be kind to yourself.
  • Reflect on past successes.
  • Develop new skills.
  • Limit exposure to news.
  • Avoid dwelling on things you can’t control.
  • Take your own advice.
  • Engage in self-care.
  • Seek support from those you trust.