Put your wor­ries to work

We all are liv­ing in an age of worry!

Alive - - Contents - by T. Ra­jagopalan

Who is not wor­ried in this world? Top bracket movie mughals? They are the one who worry lot be­cause there are others of their like who were on the lower rung of the lad­der till re­cently. Now they have ex­celled them. This is surely case in the world of busi­ness, one ex­ceed­ing the other and leav­ing a trail of wor­ries for the other.

I read that the wealth of Amitabh Bachchan on stand­alone ba­sis was up­wards 350 crores of ru­pees. Yet he is wor­ried and is pre­pared to play the role of a barber to earn money set­ting aside his age of 75 years and a va­ri­ety of ailments he suf­fers from like myas­the­nia gravis, mal­func­tion­ing liver and others prove that we are all liv­ing, let’s face it, in the Golden Age of Worry.

Ev­ery­where worry is pil­ing up – more solid worry than most peo­ple can dis­pose of. It’s a kind of men­tal pol­lu­tion, and we are all ex­hibit­ing the acute strain. Pol­lu­tion ex­perts are find­ing ways to con­vert rub­bish into trea­sure. Af­ter all James Watt saw steam power in his mother’s ket­tle, Ben­jamin Franklin found elec­tric power at the end of a kite string. So there is re­ally noth­ing un­usual in find­ing ways. Worry Power is in the odds and ends of wor­ries hang­ing round the home. Here is what you can learn.

Con­cen­trate your wor­ry­ing

Worry power, like steam power, works only when you place the lid on it. Talk about Watt’s ket­tle blow­ing up. Start house clean­ing, fo­cus­ing heav­ily on many crevices clogged with pests. Get rid of th­ese pests with many con­trivances. I go for Hit fit­ted with noz­zle and erad­i­cate th­ese nox­ious in­sects. You can wax and pol­ish all floors. You can see your house ab­so­lutely im­mac­u­late and will cease to have any worry of hav­ing per­formed an ar­du­ous job.

Worry cre­atively: Worry doesn’t have to fur­row your brow and wear you out. Used imag­i­na­tively it is bound to re­store your strength pre­serv­ing your food in the best pos­si­ble ways is a cre­ative and em­i­nently use­ful work for the home­maker. Pre­serv­ing meth­ods cre­ated in­ter­est­ing new kinds of food that en­tered tra­di­tional meals of dif­fer­ent cul­tures – spicy dried sausages; chewy dried

Worry doesn’t have to fur­row your brow and wear you out. Used imag­i­na­tively it is bound to re­store your strength pre­serv­ing your food in the best pos­si­ble ways is a cre­ative and em­i­nently use­ful work for the home­maker. Pre­serv­ing meth­ods cre­ated in­ter­est­ing new kinds of food that en­tered tra­di­tional meals of dif­fer­ent cul­tures – spicy dried sausages; chewy dried fruit et al. Kis­mis is dried grapes.

fruit et al. Kis­mis is dried grapes. Pre­serv­ing food in­volves dif­fer­ent meth­ods such as dry­ing, freez­ing, fer­ment­ing, pick­ling, dry salt­ing, can­ning and con­vert­ing jams into jel­lies. Pick­ling tech­niques and fin­ished prod­uct vary vastly from re­gion to re­gion – Gu­jarat’s sweet chunda mango pickle has so lit­tle in com­mon with the hot avakaya pickle from Andhra re­gion. It’s hard to be­lieve that they are made of the same fruit.

Most of us walk round a large foggy cloud of wor­ries hang­ing over our heads. Some of them old friends, some of them near strangers. If who have no of­fice – go­ing jobs and find out what they are do­ing. You will be sur­prised. I met an old ac­quain­tance Mad­hukar and found him to be very ac­tive cre­at­ing many use­ful things from sheer junk. He could mar­ket some of them. He made pa­per con­tain­ers by dry­ing dis­carded pa­pers af­ter soak­ing them and mak­ing the con­tain­ers with the pulp ob­tained from those soaked pa­pers. If we can get our wor­ries work­ing for us, in­stead of the other way round, we may even­tu­ally find our­selves hav­ing less worry to work with.

Amitabh Bachchan's wealth is around 350 crores of ru­pees; yet he is wor­ried!

Most of us walk round a large foggy cloud of wor­ries hang­ing over our heads.

Fo­cus on any pro­duc­tive work to

avoid wor­ry­ing.

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