Under my smile and excitement for crochet lies an undeniable fear. I used to listen to my grandmother comment about how bad life was getting.
The 6 o’clock news wasn’t an information session but an hour long real life horror story. I believe in many ways, her watching that at 6pm and then followed by the 11 pm news each day assisted her to be afraid to leave the house. It made her well-informed but then she would look at others with skepticism and judgement without founded knowledge.
Two reasons why I don’t have Real TV boils down to 2 things. Sometimes ignorance is bliss and not knowing what is happening around me doesn’t make me live life in fear. Maybe, just maybe I am more like my grandmother than I realize. The costs of TV Services is expensive. With 100’s of TV channels, why is there nothing to watch at times?
I watch two types of things on Netflix, dramas and documentaries. I am fascinated by USA Politics, though I am Canadian. Some may argue that what happens in the USA eventually trickles north into Canada and it’s great to have insight.
I’ve been watching too many documentaries lately about our current times and future projections. I have to say, I have yet to see a documentary that paints a pretty picture. With some many sharing their point of view, how do we really know what the truth is. As I finish each documentary it leads me to questions and observations.
I think for me, I listen to what makes sense. I know some politicians prefer you see left or right or liberal verses conservative points of view. Many times, each side has a valid argument that is worthy of debate. However, closed minds and party loyalty I think trumps sound reasoning.
From my vantage point of leading a huge community, I hear a lot of stories and see a lot of first hand people living their lives through Facebook. There’s a clear correlation of what I am seeing on documentaries to be a reality for 100’s of thousands of people. I hear about suffering, persecution, discrimination, and general life scenarios. Most of what I hear and the documentaries are riding on it is the financial hardship many are experiencing. I feel my heart bleeding with sorrow a lot and wishing I could do something more.
In speaking with Daniel this morning, I asked him about “Fear” and that I am feeling fear as each year goes on. “Are we meant to live our lives in constant fear?”
Daniel reflected this morning saying that the Human Species has always lived in fear. The pre-historic days of watching out for bobcats or animals killing us. As we have evolved and our times have pushed forward for accelerated human development and the technology age, our fear has changed from real fear to psychological fear. Fearing the theories and predictions to come.
It’s the psychological fear that I have in my brain. Watching over my shoulder for something to happen, which may never have been a real fear in the first place. In many ways, I am doing what my grandmother did. The cycle has repeated itself.
So my questions for you:
- Should we be living with fear?
- Is it our destiny to be in constant fear?
- How do you turn down your fears so it doesn’t take over your life?
- Am I just imagining everything?
When my life comes to an end, I am hoping that answers for my questions will reveal themselves. I am sure once the cloak of world are lifted, I bet this earth is a very place that I have lived my life thinking it was. To me, that gives me fear just thinking about what I think to be true is actually the complete opposite to the truth.
I’m sure I am not alone in my thoughts, leave me your comments below sharing your points of view.
- Getting over the fear of rejection… (cubicgarden.com)
- Fear. (internationallyindebt.wordpress.com)
- Millionaire Mindset, Lesson One. (themillionaireuniversity.com)