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Is there an Idiom/成語 for "Worrying does not change the outcome"?

To be used when someone is spending a lot of time / energy worrying about something that they have no control over.

Thanks for any help!

  • If you can provide a context, you may get a better answer. – dan Oct 12 at 4:54
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杞人憂天:

There was a man in Qi always worrying about the sky might fall. People use the term 杞人憂天 to describe someone worry too much, even about the most unlikely events.

Example:

Worry about car accident is one thing, worry about alien invasion or zombie apocalypse is really 杞人憂天

  • Thank you -- Exactly what I was looking for! :) – user22907 Oct 12 at 2:08
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    杞人忧天 is a bit different. It's worrying about something unlikely to happen, while OP is asking "Worrying does not change the outcome". – dan Oct 12 at 4:52
  • OP said 杞人忧天 is what he exactly looking for, I think his meant to ask what idiom describe "worry about something that is unlikely to happen" instead of " worry about something won't change the outcome" In essence -- "uselessly worry" – Tang Ho Oct 12 at 5:12
  • OP: when someone is spending a lot of time / energy worrying about something that they have no control over. -- That is sign of 杞人忧天 – Tang Ho Oct 12 at 5:25
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    Let's say that you take a test and you think you did poorly on it, so are spending a lot of time / energy worrying about the results. The test has already been completed -- there is nothing you can do to change how you did. Does 杞人憂天 fit? – user22907 Oct 12 at 6:48

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