Should I Be So Afraid?

“Dear Aunt Edith,

I’m becoming really worried. There have been a lot of ISIL attacks worldwide lately, including the U.S. Also, schools all around my own have recently been threatened with bombs. I’m scared that my family or I will be injured or even killed in an attack. Is this reasonable or should I calm down?”


Dear ScaredForMyLife,

There have been many tragedies in recent events. Attacks led by ISIL and bomb threats issued to local schools are things people should find at least mildly alarming. But if this fear is all you can think about, if it’s haunting you day in and day out, if its taunting you in your dreams, maybe your fear has gone a little too far.

Too Far

If you think your fear has gone too far, talk to a parent, friend, or guidance councilor about it. People all around you are here for you to talk to and here to listen to you when you need help. Don’t be embarrassed, this is a very logical thing to be afraid of.

With Love,

Aunt Edith

P.S. This fear is extremely rational compared to other ones out there…


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