“Concerned” vs “Worried”

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Don’t Worry…  I Will Explain It So That It Is No-Longer A Concern For You  😉

| GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!oth of these Words, in this form, are considered to be “Stative Verbs”;  They describe a “State Of Being”.  However — the way that “Stative Verbs” are actually USED is Adjectival.  That is why — in The Common Tongue — we refer to them as “Adjectival-Verbs”.  Just know that “Stative Verbs” describe how something “IS”…  (Just like Adjectives).  😉

| GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!n Common Usage — these two words are often used to describe the same thing.  In-fact — if you look-up both of these words in a dictionary — there is a good chance that each word will be used to define the other.  However…  that would be wrong.

This Is Because…

| GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!irst and foremost — the word “Concern” is a Noun which refers to some “thing” which is important to someone — or somehow has a great deal of influence or affect on that person.  This is why — when people have large amounts of money invested in different businesses, projects, etc. — they are referred to as “Concerns”.  If those investments should fail — the outcome could be very detrimental to that person.

| GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!nd this is (probably) the source of the mistake of thinking that these words are the same.  If a person has “things” that they are invested-in — then they are “Concerned” about those things.  But that does not mean that they are “Worried” about them.  It simply means that they are things that they need to be attentive to, and to ensure that all goes well with them.  Just like a parent’s children are that parent’s “Concern”.

| GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!ut, often-times, people “Worry” about their “Concerns” whether they be financial “Concerns” or any other “Concern” that they may have.  But that doesn’t mean that that person is “Worried”.  To be “Concerned” about something means:  To have significant interest due to one’s investment in that thing.

| GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!owever — the word “Worry” is a Verb which refers to the act of troubling one’s self and one’s mind with anxious thoughts about the worst possible outcome of any situation in-which that person feels that he or she does not have any control.  And therefore — only causes detriment to him or her self, without helping the situation in any way.

So…

| GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!o be “Concerned” about something is a natural state of caring about whether something of great importance will go well or or be well, or if it will not.  But, knowing that causing one’s self to be anxious or troubled (to be “worried”) is not in any way beneficial — then, it is clear that being “Concerned” is definitely NOT the same as being “Worried”.

To Put It Another Way…

| GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!o be “Concerned” is:  To be interested in, and watchful over some situation or thing that one is invested in, and wants to go well or be well — but to be Mature, Calm, “Level-Headed”, & Relaxed about it — regardless of the pressure that it may put one under.  (Think NASA Mission Control)

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And to be “Worried” — even when it is a very serious situation — is a way of giving up one’s composure and rational mind by assuming the worst…  Even when there is no clear indication that that worst-case scenario actually will manifest itself.  (Something like this…)

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Or…

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And That’s That!

Notice!  —  You can find more words which are similar, but different — and which are very often con-fused — by reading other posts in the “This” vs “That” category, her on GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!  😉

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