Afraid ... of fear???

Sometimes what terrifies you is right there in front of your eyes. In other cases, it's something you imagine—maybe not a reality of the moment but a possibility of the future. In either case, as Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed, a solution lies in getting control of "fear itself."

How true it seems that the more people focus on a particular threat—be it disaster, disease, security risk, or in Roosevelt's case the economic peril of the Great Depression—the more the fear of that threat takes on a life of its own, first individually and then collectively.

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