It is the nature of our brain. Our brains are programmed to solve problems. So, if you are not solving a problem, the brain is smart enough to create a problem, which it can then solve. It constantly looks for problems out there to fix. That is what worrying is.
And most times, it is based on past knowledge. That we don’t want something that happened in the past to repeat in the future. Especially if the past was unpleasant.
The underlying motivation, the decision to act, is based on an urge for pleasure or move away from pain. The past was painful – so you don’t want it to repeat. If the past was pleasurable then you want it to repeat.
Both are the same movement of thoughts though, just that the nature of the end goal is a bit different.
If you think about your misery now, why is it there? Isn’t is because you are constantly thinking about a time where there is no misery. You think about how you are not there now, you think, […]