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Is FEAR Driving the World?

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I don't think I have ever felt fear. I was certainly too busy studying & playing sport in my school days to even think of the Cold War or nuclear annihilation. I was aware of it of course, but as I could do absolutely nothing about it, I saw no use even thinking about.

After joining the navy & becoming a fleet air arm fighter pilot I quickly realised that little Australia would have very little say in or effect on the big one if it happened, so it was not worth worrying about. I certainly did not live my life as if every day could be my last.

I did have some apprehension when coming down Conrod straight at 180 MILES/hour & I found myself catching 2 slow cars nose to tail at about 100M/H. If the back one pulled out to pass as I arrived we were all dead, but I was concentrating too hard to have room for fear.

I was also a bit nervous for a while, when out in the middle of the Coral Sea, 2 pieces of new rigging, just fitted in Cairns failed. If much more failed the mast would come down, & it was too rough for me to go up the mast to refit the old stuff. I spent some time studying the chart, & planning what I would do, & how to set up a jury rig the small motor in my yacht was designed for maneuvering in port, not crossing the big ocean.

As for Covid, I think we are pretty safe, thanks to restricted international access. It should be further reduced to make us really safe, but we should be OK, if bureaucrats & politicians don't stuff it up again. If we do get a new wave, well I finished my bucket list a few years back, & I've checked my will, so there is no point worrying. That would simply stuff up what ever we have left to enjoy.
Posted by Hasbeen, Sunday, 2 May 2021 12:05:55 AM
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PS. I didn't even think about climate change ttbn. If I worried about climate it would be about the low sunspot count. Cold is more likely to overtake us than heat. Of much greater possibility is the damage to our life style that attempting the impossible to control the climate will do, but worrying about even that will only give you sleepless nights for no effective result.

However it has nothing to do with us, & we can do nothing what ever about it The human race is on this planet for the ride, like all other life forms. The arrogance that puny little humans can even understand the climate & what drives it, let alone control it is ludicrous. Again no point worrying about what we can't effect. We should live our life as we desire, & not worry if the climate or a bus will cut us off in our prime. That way lies only misery & for naught.

Live laugh & be happy, a bad tomorrow may never come, unless you worry yourself into an early grave.
Posted by Hasbeen, Sunday, 2 May 2021 12:23:26 AM
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The Marxists have socialised people in the culture of fear, especially the young in the education system that they now control. This mode of socialisation has deprived people of one of the most important moral resources that one can draw upon in the face of fear courage.

People demand "safe places", and squeal about being "offended".
Posted by ttbn, Sunday, 2 May 2021 9:41:35 AM
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Hi Paul,

I've been reading on the web so many powerful
stories of courage.

From young regional Australians,
from young soldiers, from courageous women honoured
on Australia Day. Women such as Grace Tame -
the sexual assault survivor championing change who
was elected Australian of the Year for 2021, and so
many others.

We need to listen and learn from these inspiring
young people who clearly demonstrate to us how to
cultivate courage. There are so many of them -
the up-standers, the activists holding governments
accountable, the down-trodden who rise in the face
of adversity. All those calling out hate and inequality
Young people demanding justice and trying to build a better
and kinder world.

They deserve our support, and they are the ones who are
the drivers that conquer fear and change things for the
better.
Posted by Foxy, Sunday, 2 May 2021 10:24:31 AM
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Hi Foxy,

Hear! Hear!

Could not agree more, young people are often maligned and ridiculed, for not sharing the beliefs and values of the Old Fogey brigade in our society. Talking with my grandchildren and other young family members I have ever confidence that tomorrow will hold a brighter future for the young who will inherit this world from us.

Did you see the interview with Brittany Higgins, a young 26 year old girl with so much resting on her shoulders. That girl has guts!

http://www.9news.com.au/national/brittany-higgins-meeting-with-prime-minister-scott-morrison-opposition-leader-anthony-albanese/b8170816-1db1-41a4-8a05-966fde783ffc
Posted by Paul1405, Sunday, 2 May 2021 3:07:10 PM
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Hi Paul,

Thanks for the link.

I know from my children's friends and how hard they
work and what fine decent people they've turned out to be.
I am so proud of them. And my grand-children - and how
well they're doing.

So yes, I do have faith and trust in the future generations.
And that they will make our world a better place.
Posted by Foxy, Sunday, 2 May 2021 3:54:26 PM
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