Worries are like magnets that deprive a person to live life meaningfully. It is propounded picturesquely in How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie. This book details time-tested methods for conquering worry.
The reader will agree that worrying is actually human nature. In How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, Carnegie shows that we become anxious of many things, from weather to traffic, from security to prosperity, from acts culled in the past to the turn of events in the future, from wardrobe to others’ opinion about us – to mention a few. Worrying is more often like inherent to life itself. Moreover, worrying has become either a hobby or a way of life. Did you know that worrying is not healthy, to say the least? It leads to a simple insomnia to stomach ulcers and worse, heart ailments to untimely deaths.
Hence, the primordial aim then should be How to Stop Worrying and Start Living. The author does not suggest to be positive all the time and to lose foresight in the daily affairs. Instead, it lays down inputs and strategies how to align the reader’s thoughts and guide his feelings. In addition, it bears testaments, which Horace, Plato, Aristotle, Allen, Heraclitus, Lincoln, and other people equally successful in their endeavors espouse toward How to Stop Worrying and Start Living. This book is a gratifying one. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living draws the reader to himself and leads him deeply into the most unconscious part of his personhood. It urges reasonably the reader to stop worrying uselessly and start living fully.
Published in 1948, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living is a self-help book, which transcends generations. It teaches the reader/s to compartmentalize life into 24 hours. The past is gone, and we can only learn from it. The future is uncertain, and we can only hope or pray for it. What we have is today. We can live it well or waste it by lingering in the past or anticipating tomorrow. Hence, it is essential to gather our thoughts and decide to live away from worries.
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living is a book, which is similar to A Story of A Soul by St. Therese of Liseux. (I read it at 15.) Likewise, it teaches resignation from follies and vanities, which court worries.