“Fear of the flu generally causes us to overreact; we are better off with perspective and information rather than hype and hysteria.”
This is from an article entitled, “Have no, unreasonable, fear of the flu” by Dr. Marc Siegel¹ on FoxNews.com Monday. Seigel doesn’t advocate being reckless or unwise, but intelligently points out how fear sometimes gets the best of us.
Feeling loved or feeling compassion for others is a state of thought that helps reduce fear. Perhaps this is what the Apostle John was talking about when he said, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear.“²
Perspective is better than hysteria. A balanced view, accompanied by wisdom and love, trumps excessive fear – which seems contagious itself these days.
To read Seigel’s article, click here.