Cure to all evils lies not in elimination of the evils, it lies in learning to dance with those evils, so that they finally walk away.
Quite often, the overwhelm, seriousness, are all the products of a mind that has lost its focus and drive. How does that happen? Because of not taking care of the mind.
Mind is as faithful as a pet can get. It is as distracted as it may get.
Question is not whether to meditate or not, because it is an imperative. Question is to find a way, to do it daily so that the person the world meets every day is a totally better one than yesterday.