Tuesday, October 29, 2013
I'm watching 'American Experience'. It's about the 'War of the Worlds' broadcast and how everyone freaked out because they didn't know it was a play. I was also not aware that that speech happened because of this broadcast.
It's amazing how people can freak out from not having all the facts. The fear of the unknown is probably the biggest thing that many people have to overcome. It could be as bad as fear of alien attack or as simple as fear of success/failure.
Once you overcome that fear, then you can feel better and move on from the fear. If you hold onto the fear, then you'll be stuck. You may start to panic and do something that will not be good for you. You may keep on doing what you've been doing because of the fear of the unknown.
The only logical thing to do is face your fear and learn what you can do to be proactive about what you fear. If you learn about the thing you are fearing, then you have the mode to conquer that fear. You may even find that the thing you fear is completely imaginary. Most fears are in your head. Many fears are because of some untruth someone told you and because you don't know any better, you still go on thinking that there is something to fear.
So go out there and learn about the thing you fear. It will dissolve with every new thing you learn about it. Don't listen to the propaganda that others want you to think, no matter what the topic, read for yourself and do the research so you can be powerful in the knowledge of those things that people want you to fear to keep you stuck in the place you are now.
Don't listen to the person telling you that Martians are invading until you look out the window and see them there yourself, then grab your hanky and sneeze on them.
Today's Holidays: National Cat Day (I swear this happens once a month?), Hermit Day and National Oatmeal Day (what do you like in your oatmeal?).