The following comes from Wallace Goddard’s new series, Discoveries: Essential Truths for Relationships. To see the previous article in the series, click here.
I remember as a child feeling very frightened by all the talk of nuclear war. Bomb shelters. Food storage. Mushroom clouds. I even remember being so unsettled one evening that I asked my parents if I could sleep on the floor in their room. I worried a lot.
Fear may be the defining emotion of our time. Aided and abetted by mass media, that unsettling voice creeps into every corner of our minds and hearts.
We are sure that our children are not safe playing outdoors. They will be abducted by strangers.
We are sure that toxic chemicals will kill us. Or at least give us cancer.