Rudolf Abel and would it help

As I make my way through stoic texts, I realize that Rudolf Abel’s “would it help” (from “The Bridge of Spies”) is a line/lesson that would fit in beautifully in stoic philosophy.

“You don’t seem alarmed.”
“Would it help?”

“Don’t you ever worry?”
“Would it help?”

“You’re not worried”
Would it help?”

Three words that manage to be simple, powerful, and riveting at once.

I don’t ask myself “would it help?” as often as I would like to.

I am hoping to change that.