I can see that -- when we're worried about ourselves. We take care, we're precautions, we plan.
When we worry about things we can't control I don't see how that is a fight or flight instinct.
I'm not trying to be argumentative, I'm really trying to get to the root of worry.
ok, I'm not going to be able to phrase this right....consider this a starting point.
I think that we have been convinced by society that X amount of worrying is a good thing. If we don't worry about some things by this amount, we're considered cold and unfeeling. If we go over, we're worry warts, leading to be very annoying, and causing others to avoid us. If we come across as cold, we get avoided too. So, there's this quest to worry the correct amount, over things we have control over, plus a little bit more, about other peoples troubles, to "prove" we care.
When you worry past a certain amount, don't you ask yourself why you're doing that, and so start to worry about being worried? It's a self fulfilling prophecy.
Maybe it's all part of this desire to fit in.