Is the Fear of the Thing Worse Than the Thing Itself?

Too often, yes. Take a moment to see and understand how fear works on you.

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Caution versus fear

It is absolutely necessary to take precautions. But there is a big difference between caution and fear.

Using fear to maintain control

All the people who fear “socialism” and government takeovers see a violation of their freedoms. Yet nobody is holding a gun to their head insistently forcing them to maintain distance or wear masks. But their fears of losing freedom have been exploited so much that they believe these measures are the act of an overzealous government — rather than rational, scientifically vetted protective measures.

Fear of the disease unhinges people

I don’t want to get sick, and I am pretty sure neither do you. But as very few of us can simply barricade ourselves in our homes we still have to go out into the world.

Is the fear of the thing worse than the thing itself?

Yes. And fear takes different forms for every individual. So take a moment to see and understand how fear works on you.

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I am a practitioner of mindfulness, positivity, philosophy, & conscious reality creation. I love to inspire, open minds, & entertain. http://www.mjblehart.com

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