Topic: What are the Greatest Challanges to Our Survival?
We know fear is one of the greatest challanges to our survival today. Amongst the various types of fear is xenophobia, which means the fear or dislike of strangers or foreigners.It is understandable that this fear exists in our current society, in consideration that many headlines in newspapaers and on the internet promote fear through hyperbole. But how can people be scared of undiscovered, in some cases, non-existant happenigns? People? Ideas? Yet still have good self-esteem and a good outlook on life? Sure unfortunate things happen in the world like floods, terrorism, diseases, and crime, but thats life and we must learn to accept it becasue everything happens for a reason. Life is like a game, you have to be willing to take chances if you want to win. If everyone woke up every morning and said to themselves, "I am scared to walk down the street today because someone might come out and stab me." Or, " I am scared to leave my house today becasue a tornado could strike any minute." Then how are we supposed to ever grow as a community, as a nation, or as a society? Where do our fears of things that haven't happened, and people we haven't even met, ever stop?
Is there any way we can learn to cope with being scared, and prevent the fears of xenophobes from spreading to everyone? Or Can we get rid of our fears completely?