Fear Itself

“Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is….fear itself – nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror, which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” –Franklin D. Roosevelt

05-26-2020

Wise words that certainly pertain to these strange times. Instead of bringing us together, this current crisis seems to have widened the red-blue state divide. It’s hard to know what the truth is. This uncertainty is a cause of a lot of our fear. Fear is paralyzing and never the foundation for a way out of any crisis.

Zachary Karabell had a good article in Newsweek: No Matter How Dire The Coronovirus Threat, Fear Is Not The Way Out.  I think you’ll enjoy it.

Roosevelt’s wise words helped people get through the Great Depression by giving them a sense that the future would hold better things. The same applies today. We will get through this crisis and the future will hold better things.