For its December 5 issue, Time Magazine is running a cover story in the U.S. titled "Why Anxiety Is Good for You." They thought you should know that your frazzled, overworked or underemployed, recession-tempered emotional state will eventually produce personal benefits. You just have to be patient.

Everywhere else in the world, Time's cover features a compelling photograph of the revolutionary goings-on in Egypt. Upon first glance, one might conclude that Time doesn't want to plant any funny ideas about ruckus-raising in the minds of its American readership. However, the magazine just ran a cover story on America's homegrown Occupy Wall Street revolutionary movement on October 24—with a much less eye-catching image than the Egypt photo, but still a cover. So that can't be it.

No, it seems that Time just isn't sure that Americans can handle so much news about other countries. And maybe you can't! Because you're too anxious to think about anyone else's problems right now. It's probably best if you just go back to thinking about yourself some more, and let the world take care of itself.

[Time, via The Daily What]