The serious thought about future starts when one gets married and progressively grows . The list of concerns and cares become larger and slowly turn to worry by the forties and fifties. At this stage, irrespective of whether one is rich,poor, boss or subordinate, worry creeps in. Only,the degree and impact varies.
Depending on various factors from bringing up and experience to the finances, aims and expectations, achievements and failures etc, the degree and depth pf worries vary. The start o worry is actually the sense o responsibility and duty. But without one's own knowledge it turns to worry in most cases.
However our ancestors were quite aware of the detrimental effects of worry. There are any number of verses in Sanskrit on this.
Kshudhamm nidraam balam haret;
Roopamutsaahabudhim shreem jeevitam cha na samsayah.
The fever of(heat of) worry robs you of your thirst, hunger,beauty,intellect,prosperity and no doubt,he life itself.
In modern days also it is said that 'Hurry, Worry and Curry' are the cause major illnesses.
That is why a great importance is given in our tradition to Shanti-worry free peace,and almost all prayers and invocations end with Om Shanti Shanti Shanti.
Yoga practice is prescribed to keep mind under control and worry free calmness.
"Life is easier when you enjoy what you do"
Parents care about their issues. How they should grow up or how the best educational environment should be given to them, they keep on pondering over this issue. They admit their children to good schools where they could get the best education. They hire tutors also. When their children have grown and completed their education parents worry about their employment, especially, lower-middle-class parents. What money they had they invested for the future of their issues. If parents don't see their issues employed all their dreams and hopes are shattered. When I see the faces of these hapless parents I feel pity for them.
Knowledge is power.
But naturally, after marriage, moving away from the family to another house (build or rent a house), such thoughts first start to bother about the problems. The main reasons for this are not work-related or financial problems. It arises from the thought that life's problems must be faced alone. The situation before that was different. Before shifting the residence, they had the opportunity to discuss with the parents if there were any problems of that day. If there are parents alive, those who can come back with such problems to their parents are thus escaping from this worry to some extent.
small drops make a mighty ocean