The media would have us believe that as long as we are afraid, everything will be okay. It took me a while to cotton on to this very absurd notion. Being afraid doesn’t protect you from anything – it just makes your life so much less pleasant. I’ve opted to give up the fear.
Mind you, I remain sensible – I lock my doors and look both ways when crossing the street and rarely wander down dark alleys in strange neighbourhoods in the dead of night.