“Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.”-- Bertrand Russell
IF we as a person, group of people, or nation, are fearful of say, Terrorists, we cannot be expected to make sane decisions or act humanely when making decisions about how to handle terrorist.
If you or we have fear about death, disease or sickness, we will act inhumanely and irrationally about being well, treating sickness, and living a healthy, long, full and happy life.
If you or we have fear about our children or pets, we will not act humanely and be irrational when it comes to our children or pets.
Acting out of fear in relationship to anything is not a wise choice.
Get yourself emotionally above the line of fear, and then you will be thinking humanely, you will be thinking rationally.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt said
“We have nothing to fear
but fear itself.”
And yet we have people getting on national television and telling us to be fearful.
People wonder why I don’t watch TV.