Don't trouble trouble, 'til trouble troubles YOU!

Last Update: Sep 18, 2023

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"Don't trouble trouble until trouble troubles you" is a clever and timeless piece of advice that holds numerous valuable lessons for life. It encourages us to avoid unnecessary complications and conflicts and to be proactive in addressing issues only when they directly affect us.

Choose Your Battles Wisely

This saying underscores the importance of picking your battles carefully. Life is full of challenges, both big and small, and not every problem requires your immediate attention. By reserving your energy and resources for issues that truly matter, you can navigate life more effectively.

Imagine a squirrel that sees a lion in the distance. Instead of challenging the lion, the squirrel wisely chooses to focus on gathering nuts. The lion, unprovoked, eventually moves on, and the squirrel lives to see another day.

Avoid Unnecessary Drama

Trouble often arises from misunderstandings, gossip, or conflicts that don't concern you directly. By staying out of such unnecessary drama, you can maintain a more peaceful and stress-free life.

In a small town, two neighbors, John and Mary, constantly bickered about each other's lawn maintenance. One day, a massive storm hit the town, causing extensive damage. John and Mary found themselves working together to clean up, realizing that their previous disputes were insignificant compared to the real trouble.

Focus on Self-Improvement

Instead of seeking trouble or stirring the pot, invest your time and energy in self-improvement. Personal growth can lead to a more fulfilling life and equip you to handle challenges when they do come your way.

A young student named Timmy used to spend his time bullying classmates. One day, he decided to focus on his studies and improve his grades. As he became a better student, he found himself surrounded by positive influences, leaving behind his troublesome ways.

Practice Patience and Tolerance

Trouble often arises when we react impulsively to situations. By practicing patience and tolerance, you can avoid unnecessary confrontations and resolve conflicts more amicably.

In a crowded subway, a man accidentally stepped on another passenger's foot. Instead of reacting angrily, the passenger smiled and said, "No trouble at all." This simple act of tolerance diffused a potentially troublesome situation.

Be Prepared for Real Challenges

While avoiding unnecessary trouble is wise, it's essential to be prepared for genuine challenges that life may throw at you. Don't shy away from tackling problems that demand your attention and action.

A mountaineer, Emily, faced numerous obstacles while attempting to climb a treacherous peak. She wisely navigated each challenge but didn't trouble herself with trivial concerns along the way. Her focus and preparedness eventually led her to conquer the summit.

"Don't trouble trouble until trouble troubles you" reminds us to maintain a balanced and pragmatic approach to life. It encourages us to conserve our energy for meaningful battles, avoid unnecessary drama, focus on self-improvement, practice patience, and be prepared for real challenges. By following this wisdom, we can lead a more harmonious and successful life, avoiding unnecessary trouble along the way.


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I love this article, Maria, it is so on point on every level. I was just thinking this morning, Two years ago I sold up and went traveling. From that point, I decided not to have any negative people in my life, apart from customs officials and I can't avoid that.

The result has been I do not get involved in any drama (Thank you Universe) and I have had a noticeable increase in ease and grace in my life on a daily basis

WOW, this is a posting for office environment
I once had to deal with. Talk about dealing with
trouble and drama seekers. This is very useful and
informative, thanks for sharing.

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Hahahaha! Really Tony?

Well, it’s nice to remind you that similarly it can be applied here in our very own WA community as well! 😊

Cheers,
Maria 🌹

Interesting Thought !

LOL !!!!!

🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣

Thanks for going through the trouble of writing this blog, Maria.

Isaiah πŸ™‚

Hahahaha! Anything for trouble, I will be delighted to partake Isaiah!
Stay out of it! πŸ˜‰

Cheers,
Maria 🌹

Maria, I'm used to being in trouble. It's weird when I'm not.

Greetings,
Slavka πŸ‘‹πŸŒΊπŸ‘‹

Hahahaha! You’re funny Slavka! πŸ˜‚

Yes!
Sometimes too much, Maria.

In the name of funny people, CHEERS!!!
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Greetings,
Slavka πŸ‘‹

Hahahaha! You’re comical Slavka! πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜…

I like funny people too! They pull out interesting stuff anytime! You’re never bored !

Now you think I'm πŸƒ!!!

O, No!!!

Greetings,
Slavka 🀑

If you want to be a jester or a clown, you could be!

You are absolutely filled with enormous talents, that you can be what you prefer Slavka 🀑!!!

Cheers,
Maria 🌹

Eternal struggle and more talents, Maria.
I will keep all the talents and work on new ones.

Greetings,
Slavka πŸ‘‹πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘‹

A very compelling post, Marioi! I try to steer clear of trouble when I can--of course, that is not always possible!

Happy Monday!

Jeffoi

I get that Jeffoi! You were even minding your own business when β€œfall” troubled you!

Good thing that you’re resilient and came out unharmed!

Cheers,
Maria 🌹

Thanks, Marioi! I am at 100%

Happy Monday!

Jeff

Bouncing back unscathed is the best!

You got me worried there a bit though!

And where was Kitty while this was happening? πŸ˜‰

Kitty was in the bedroom. I was in the cluttered office! All is well! She would have found me sooner or later if I could not have gotten out from under the pile of books!

Jeffoi 😹

Oh my Jeffoi! You are still fortunate to go through that uninjured!

Kitty’s power of nine lives was sprinkled on you! πŸ˜‚

Must have been, Marioi! 😹

How did you find your phone though? Did Monica called you, it rang and that’s how it was found?

No she didn't call. I used a high powered flashlight and found it!

Ahhhh! Cool Jeffoi!

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