Nothing to Fear But the Fearful Themselves

“When I first learned of the recent attacks in Paris, a chill went down my spine. ‘No,’ I thought, ‘This is all happening too fast.’

I was terrified. I was not terrorized, mind you. What happened in Paris was tragic, of course. But I was not so ignorant and innumerate as to think the kind of violence it represented was a statistically significant direct threat to myself and my loved ones. I was fully cognizant that, even with the recent uptick in terror attacks, the probability of my family ever being caught up in one was vanishingly minuscule. I am more likely to be felled by a deer or a bolt of lightning than by a jihadist’s Kalashnikov.”

(Via.) Dan Sanchez <—read more here

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