God is my Father, I will never think of anything that He will forget, so why should I worry?
September 27th: What will prosperity reveal?
Ryan Holiday, The 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
If death is truly the end, then what is there exactly to fear? For everything from your fears to your pain receptors to your worries and remaining wishes, they will perish with you. As frightening as death may seem, remember: it contains within it the end of fear.
— Stoics —
Most people accept their limitations, and then things tend to go from bad to worse. They grow up insecure and obedient (although they dream of a day when they'll be free and able to do whatever they want), they get married to prove that they're not as ugly as other kids said they were (although deep down they still believe they are), they have children so that no one can say they're infertile (even though they never wanted kids anyway), they dress well so that no one can say they dress badly (although they know people will say that anyway).
~Paulo Coelho ~
You aren't bothered are you, because you weigh a certain amount and not twice as much? So why get worked up that you've been given a certain lifespan and not more? Just as you are satisfied with your normal weight, so you should be with the time you've been given.
— Marcus Aurelius, Meditations,6.49 —
They thought you didn't have control over anything but you choices. And if you can't control something you shouldn't worry about it.
Here's that Epictetus guy again:
Some things are in our control and others not. Things in our control are opinion, pursuit, desire, aversion, and in a word, whatever are our own actions. Things not in our control are body, property, reputation, command, and in one word, whatever are not our own actions.