I have never seen so much fear, angst and anxiety lately on these forums. Yes, there are people in the world who want to hurt us, and yes Ebola is out
there. Some of the fear is valid, some is overblown.
The fear is valid, but the way most are reacting and responding to it is not. Let me give some advice...
1. CALM DOWN
2. GROW A PAIR!!!!!!
I am not writing this to demean or anger anyone. I am writing this because it is what is required to deal with the present world situation.
Fear only magnifies any threat. Sometimes that is good if it prompts us to react in an effective rational manner. But if it causes us to go into an
emotional tailspin, it does not. I think the latter is true in most cases at present.
Living in America, I know that our country was a vastly different place a hundred years ago. People routinely died from tooth aches, cholera,
dysentery, and the flu. Sometimes you had to bury a loved one yourself. The only social safety net you had, was YOU. If you went into the
wilderness, you had to build a shelter from local materials and survive with pretty much NOTHING, or not survive. Life expectancy was much lower, if
you lived to 40 you were considered ancient. I remember going to a 18th-19th century cemetery in Pennsylvania years ago and the oldest person in the
cemetery was 26!
People were tougher then, they were more resilient and they didn't think about what could happen, they proactively tried to PREVENT it from happening
Now we stay glued to the TV, we live in fear,we wait for someone to save us or tell us what to do. I can hardly believe we descended from the people
who built this country. There is one piece of information that I believe will help with this:
NO WANT IS GOING TO SAVE YOU BUT YOU.
When there is a threat or crisis, calmly and rationally think about how you are going to deal with it. The immediate effect is that you will FEEL
BETTER. You are smarter and stronger than you know. There is strength and resolve that we ALL have but don't realize it because we NEVER use those
I wish everyone here luck and peace.
edit on 18-10-2014 by openminded2011 because: (no reason given)