Tacitus noted, “They terrify lest they should fear.” He had in mind fear-mongerers who were always espousing the latest doomsday scenario, reflecting the fear that their own hearts were consumed by. And then Aescychlus noted that “the gods send tragedy so that men will have something to talk about.” Modern media fuels hysteria with “breaking news” and such. And we thrive on it. Sometimes I think we need to get a life. Ok, I’ll admit it Sometimes I think I need to get a life!
Life is inherently full of fear and tragedy strikes all too often . It could hit any moment, even to myself! But I’m not inclined to live in terror of it. I’ll deal with it when it happens. “Sufficient unto the day will be the evil thereof.”