杞人憂天

春秋戰國時期,杞國有個人喜歡胡思亂想。

一天,他竟然擔憂天會塌下來,地會陷下去,自己無處存身。這個人越想越害怕,便整天愁眉苦臉,坐立不安,睡不好覺,吃不下飯。

後來,有個人就去開導他,那個杞國人聽後,才放下了心。

成語杞人憂天譏笑那些沒有必要或毫無根據的憂慮。

Fear is often greater than the danger. 

In the Spring and Autumn Period (春秋时期,770-476 BC), in the State of Qi there was a man who always let his imagination run away with him.

One day he even worried that the sky would fall on his head. He was so worried that he could neither eat nor sleep.

Later, someone persuade him that his fears were groundless.

This idioms satirizes those who worry unnecessarily.