Why stress over problems that can be solved with money? | Shreya Pattar

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Why stress over problems that can be solved with money?

Shreya PattarJul 07, 1 min

It was my birthday yesterday.

This was my first birthday away from home, alone.

I didn’t have any plans for the day. But life did.

At 2am, I dropped my phone, and it broke.

That was it.
I kept staring at the huge black patch on the screen and started tearing up.

3am
4am
5am
Berating myself and losing sleep.

At 5:30am, I called my dad,
“I broke my phone screen.”

My dad laughed.

“Why are you losing sleep over a problem that can be solved with money? Get it fixed tomorrow, or buy a new phone.”

I was so, so surprised.

No scoldings?
No anger?
No second thoughts?

“Just sleep now. Go to the store in the morning,” said my parents.

In a few minutes, I slept. Peacefully.

Later that day, I bought a new phone.

I learnt a very important lesson on my birthday: some things are just not worth stressing over.

Of course, I value what I have. And I am very fortunate to have what I have.

Yet, accidents happen.

What do you think is not worth losing sleep over?

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P.S. Money is good for nothing unless you know the value of it by experience.

~ P. T. Barnum

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