Re: Gangs of youths on national cycle route.....
Posted: 26 Jul 2019, 12:52pm
alexnharvey wrote:It seems like that a number of posters are unable to distinguish between,
A) the person who is scared to go out because they perceive the world as very dangerous and
b) the person who does go out and encounters a potentially dangerous situation.
It seems extremely important to me to distinguish between the two because in A the fear is inappropriate and unhelpful and in B it may be both helpful and appropriate. That is not to say that one should become overwhelmed or panic in B, of course.
The media does indeed skew perceptions of danger. That doesn't mean that dangers don't exist.
well if you want your fear sensitivity put in overdrive have a read of this