The flu and a healthy look at fear

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 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.


¹  Dr. Marc Siegel is an associate professor of medicine and medical director of Doctor Radio at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a member of the Fox News Medical A Team and author of several books, including “False Alarm; the Truth About the Epidemic of Fear”; He is also the author of “Swine Flu and Bird Flu.” His most recent book is: The Inner Pulse: Unlocking the Secret Code of Sickness and Health
²  KJV 1 John 4:18
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