Sitting next to cockroaches

So I was on the train last night, trying to unwind after a long day of class, homework, and high heels when I see a cockroach. Immediate reaction: make a big fuss and freak out. Fortunately for me I quickly remembered that I was on public transit and there were people around. However this scenario reminded me of all the other “cockroaches” I’ve ever sat next to in life. There are times when certain things will happen and our initial reaction is to freak out only to later realize screaming was useless. We waste our time griping over things that will never affect us. Things that will never even come near us. Why is that? All that time making a big deal over tiny harmless cockroaches when we could have instead enjoyed a nice and (semi) quiet train ride home.