Seneca said ” We often suffer more in imagination than in reality. ”
This is true in so many ways. We often think about what will happen if I do this? Or because she did that, it means this! If my child is doing this, or what if he was doing this,…
Now you can see how this brain of ours is not designed to make us feel at ease. We often think about all the ways it could go wrong or worst case scenario. And it makes sense, because our brain wants to protect us.
But as Seneca, the ancient stoic philosopher said, we do suffer more in imagination.