Lots to worry about, thanks to endless politicking


Worrying results: A detail from the slide presentation of the Emir Research survey in Kuala Lumpur recently. The results are just one more thing for already much-worried Malaysians to worry about. — AZMAN GHANI/The Star

WHEN the findings of the National Worry Index (NWI) were released late last month, the 1990s classic by Bobby McFerrin floated into my mind. His famous song, Don’t Worry, Be Happy, had some great lyrics about how not to be consumed by worry.

Some of the lines go like this: “In every life we have some trouble / But when you worry, you make it double / Don’t worry, be happy.” Simple words that make a lot of sense.

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