What we pay for our fears
From alarm systems to insurance policies to airport security, preparation for the calamities we fear always comes with a price tag. Find out which ones are worth it.
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I agree with your comment on fear. We are becoming a country of isolation. The world has
changed a lot in the past 20 years. There was a time when people got together more frequently and went to see each other. We have the technology where we don't need people as much. God help people if this is going to continue.
Thanks, Ms. Weston's silly little intern. Most people reading this article won't even comment and your "hit count" is mainly spam. Hope you're so proud of yourself as a budding media practitioner.
"Fear is big business in America."
Just end the article there. I think it's safe to say that Americans (specifically USA citizens) are ruled by fear. They are so afraid of death they give up every right they were granted by the Constitution. Thanks to the push for selfish mindsets, shallow perceptions, materialism based goals there is no longer any real need to look outside the box. We've brought this upon ourselves by believing that we only have one shot (true) and so we have to protect it like a rare Pokemon or Magic card. Keep it in a sleeve; In a thick binder; with styrophoam to preserve it. As a result of this greed for self satisfaction we've come to view death as the worst thing in the world and we allow the US government to screw us with NDAA, TSA, Patriot Act, SOPA, Drones in US airspace and whatever else is thrown at us as the next "Security Measure" in order to FEEL safe. It's beyond pathetic. I'm wholly apathetic to a people that would embrace such cowardly way of living.
You can cling to your guns and your security systems; you can hold on to the government's hand; you can beg for protection from every boogey-man they warn you about... No matter what you have protecting you: You. Will. Die. Death is inevitable. You cower like a scared puppy when you should be embracing this fact and living with courage. My friends, you will die. Your friends will die. Your children will die. This can not be changed. Nor should it. So live as best you can. Instead of letting someone or something take away even the options of what is best.
And remember: Puppets don't live.
Paranoia is at epidemic levels in America now. It seems that everyone is afraid of something. We have hand sanitizer everywhere to protect us from germs, video surveilance everywhere to protect us from what ever, security screenings for almost everything, insurance plans for everything imaginable, and the list goes on and on. Some of them make a modicum of sense but many of the things that we fear are less likely to happen than winning the lottery or getting hit by lightening.
We like to brag about American rugged individualism but that left us long ago. Now we are becoming a bunch of spineless wimps who fear our own shadows in my opinion. Little wonder that many of our kids today are into 'extreme' sports. Everyone around them have become boring fraidy cats. LOL The good news is that they are our future if the cowards don't screw it up for them before they get their chance.
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