Monday, March 5, 2012

What To Worry About


In a letter written to his 11-year-old daughter, Scottie, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote out a list of what Scottie should worry about, not worry about, and a few things to think about. His list of things to worry about is very short:

Worry about courage
Worry about cleanliness
Worry about efficiency
Worry about horsemanship

Doesn't it give you such a sense of what he valued, just from what he thinks is worthy of worry? It's an interesting perspective to think about what's worthy of one's worry, when I think our tendency (my own, at least) is to worry regardless of whether or not a thing merits worry or not.

On the flip side, the list of what not to worry about is much longer. It includes dolls, boys, popular opinion, mosquitos, flies, and "insects in general." Ha! You can read the full list here.

Via What A Peach. Don't Worry print via Olly Moss, F. Scott Fitzgerald portrait via.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the link up, it is such a good list isn't it? Really makes you think and I love how much his personality comes through- enjoyed your take on it.


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