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Are people too afraid for their own good?
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Posted 1/24/15
To me it seems like people worry about things that have never affected them. As a whole in the United States people are relatively safe,but obsessed with terrorism,guns,police,race,etc...Are people too scared or are their fears justified?
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What affects some people effects all people, t'would seem. Anything thats a hot-button issue like race or terrorism is sensationalized because of similar such acts that have already taken place. 9/11, rosa parks, mlk assassination. Its not americans, thats everybody. If its sensational or controversial, ppl are into it. And then there is a sense of sympathy for the victims and an outcry for justice for them. Often fear is a factor as well. Fear keeps us from jumping off cliffs, but it also sells papers and makes ppl hypervigilant and paranoid. Ppl want to know what happens in the world and what's around them, they don't want bad things to happen to them whilst unawares.
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Cuckoo clocks. Don't they make you think cuckoo?
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People from the United States are not obsessed with all of that (says an American herself -.-) People have the right to be worried about their own safety and the safety of their loved ones. Everything has a reason for it, especially fears. Bad things happen in this world, there's no doubt about that. Those bad things lead to all of the fears. It's not that people are too scared. They're just worried about their own well-being
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They're just worried about their own well-being :)


I have seen how brainless that thought process can make you.
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Terrorism is real and not a joke. Dont take that lightly. Everyday military families and civilians are targeted by them. You just dont know it.

In America, people have the rights to be upset about 'injustice' regarding racial issues or crimes or police scandals. Whether i think all the hubbub is necessary, i cant really say since it doesnt affect me. I dont even use it as a conversation piece either. So i really just ignore it and go on with my life.

I do that often.
Some people only discuss those things because they want to sound troubled, deep, caring, or whatever else it is. Deep down, most of the time, they give the same shits as I do. Complete honesty is something many people lack. But differences in personalities is also what make us all unique and interesting to one another. :)
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Terrorism is real and not a joke. Dont take that lightly. Everyday military families and civilians are targeted by them. You just dont know it.

In America, people have the rights to be upset about 'injustice' regarding racial issues or crimes or police scandals. Whether i think all the hubbub is necessary, i cant really say since it doesnt affect me. I dont even use it as a conversation piece either. So i really just ignore it and go on with my life.

I do that often.
Some people only discuss those things because they want to sound troubled, deep, caring, or whatever else it is. Deep down, most of the time, they give the same shits as I do. Complete honesty is something many people lack. But differences in personalities is also what make us all unique and interesting to one another. :)


Its not about taking anything likely, its the fact that if you let fear control you, what is the point of living. I am part of at-least 3 minority groups and have faced real discrimination before,but I prioritize enjoying life over fearing it.

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I dont believe anyone is as fearful as you think. They're either wary of it, or actively influencing actions against it. Either way is fine.
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Yup, I worry about terrorism everyday.

Think of it this way guys, remember Hitler?

Hitler was all the way across the Atlantic Ocean. Did we care about him at the time? Nope. Turns out he started an entire World War and many people died. Just because something isn't directly affiliated with us doesn't mean it will never be affiliated with us.
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Yup, I worry about terrorism everyday.

Think of it this way guys, remember Hitler?

Hitler was all the way across the Atlantic Ocean. Did we care about him at the time? Nope. Turns out he started an entire World War and many people died. Just because something isn't directly affiliated with us doesn't mean it will never be affiliated with us.


Sadly, fear of terrorism and bad discussions in that front helped lead to the collapse of the US economy in 2008.

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2013/03/15/study-iraq-war-cost-190k-lives-22-trillion.html

190k lives and more than 2.2 Trillion spent to make Iraq worse off?Thats what fear induced bad decision making does.
Posted 1/24/15

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ChaoticRuins wrote:

Yup, I worry about terrorism everyday.

Think of it this way guys, remember Hitler?

Hitler was all the way across the Atlantic Ocean. Did we care about him at the time? Nope. Turns out he started an entire World War and many people died. Just because something isn't directly affiliated with us doesn't mean it will never be affiliated with us.


Sadly, fear of terrorism and bad discussions in that front helped lead to the collapse of the US economy in 2008.

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2013/03/15/study-iraq-war-cost-190k-lives-22-trillion.html

190k lives and more than 2.2 Trillion spent to make Iraq worse off?Thats what fear induced bad decision making does.


Irrelevant study.
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Fear is a good thing.
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i know i was too afraid when i was younger. i missed out on a very rare car bacause i was afraid. dumbass me.
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ChaoticRuins wrote:

Yup, I worry about terrorism everyday.

Think of it this way guys, remember Hitler?

Hitler was all the way across the Atlantic Ocean. Did we care about him at the time? Nope. Turns out he started an entire World War and many people died. Just because something isn't directly affiliated with us doesn't mean it will never be affiliated with us.


Sadly, fear of terrorism and bad discussions in that front helped lead to the collapse of the US economy in 2008.

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2013/03/15/study-iraq-war-cost-190k-lives-22-trillion.html

190k lives and more than 2.2 Trillion spent to make Iraq worse off?Thats what fear induced bad decision making does.

"Keep in mind that there are those who get hurt and those who try to heal the hurt ones. For those guys, it's not funny to have something they value so much be brushed off so lightly. How can a man protect another if he can't even protect himself?" - Sawada Iemitsu

In this case its the man is the US and the other is Iraq.
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kamahl01 wrote:


ChaoticRuins wrote:

Yup, I worry about terrorism everyday.

Think of it this way guys, remember Hitler?

Hitler was all the way across the Atlantic Ocean. Did we care about him at the time? Nope. Turns out he started an entire World War and many people died. Just because something isn't directly affiliated with us doesn't mean it will never be affiliated with us.


Sadly, fear of terrorism and bad discussions in that front helped lead to the collapse of the US economy in 2008.

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2013/03/15/study-iraq-war-cost-190k-lives-22-trillion.html

190k lives and more than 2.2 Trillion spent to make Iraq worse off?Thats what fear induced bad decision making does.


Irrelevant study.


How so?Iraq didn't serve any purpose and was only possible because the post 9/11 fear driven policies. Their are people who still think Sadam had nukes and was partly responsible for 9/11. Trillions is a lot to spend to gain nothing in return. Furthermore, Iraq is worse off now than it was during Sadam's reign and countless civilians and troops died for no reason,Please further elaborate.
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