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Are people too afraid for their own good?
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Posted 1/25/15 , edited 2/9/15
"The only thing to fear is fear itself" F.D.Roosevelt
Learned that quote in history.
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Yeah. Fear is crippling. Fear prevents people from trying new things. Fear is a painful inhibitor. I have major anxiety and lots of fear. My life is probably so droll because of it.
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Posted 2/9/15
Well I certainly do, though that's more a social anxiety than anything else.
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People are paranoid. Rightfully so, since the media rarely presents good news when you consider how much bad news is presented. Nobody wants to hear boring news about how nothing went wrong today. They want sensational, awful news. And that's exactly what they get.

They only see bad things, so they expect only bad things. Unlikely things get blown out of proportion and create their own set of severe problems in their own way. It's not exactly a self-fulfilling prophecy, or maybe it is, but what do I know? I don't like how paranoid people are now, but I can't exactly blame them since the media is the main source of news. Fear is a pretty powerful thing. This issue is compounded by the fact that information travels so quickly and easy in cyberspace nowadays. We're more informed than ever, and 95% of this stuff is bad news. People don't go out anymore, yet all this negative newsfeed keeps occupying their minds. It's unhealthy.

I don't deny that there are problems. Violence is still a problem, as is disease and various social issues but violence and disease-related death is at an all-time low at this point of human history.
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Posted 2/10/15

kamahl01 wrote:


Kingzoro02 wrote:

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.



I'm well armed, I'm not scared of shit.


Posted 2/10/15
In the case of terrorism, more people are terrorized by their own governments response to terrorism than actual terrorists. For example, the response to the terrorist attacks in France has ironically been assault on free speech and privacy.
Posted 2/10/15
Anything obnoxiously proud and loudly disrespectful like some insensitive individuals, groups, cultures, and subcultures, will always inspire violent acting out in retribution, and that is terrorism. Be it Columbine H.S. or 9-11. Insensitive people with a sense of entitlement who think what they do cannot affect themselves or those around them serve as the catalysts, with the irony of karma being greater paranoia, restriction, and conservatism coming down on them for their own safety reasons. The better way to live free of fear is by not antagonizing simply because one can and awareness of problems before they become threats and not antagonizing them once they do. Insensitivity begets insensitivity.

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I used to be afraid of so many things, including death. One day I thought to myself: "what's the point of fear, especially of death, as we all die anyway"... so now I go through my life with relatively little fear, telling myself: "You will die if you go around this corner in the dark, but that's okay, since it will happen anyway"
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Posted 2/11/15
Im afriad of ducks and its driving me crazy...
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New Year cleaning -- closing threads with no new posts since 2015.
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