Monday, April 1, 2013
Day 20 My Fears
I hate scary movies. Don't like to see them, not even the trailers at the theater or on television. I know it's not real but I can't help it. It just looks so real.
I'm afraid of Alzheimer's. We all should be. The statistics show that 1 in 3 seniors will have some sort of dementia. I try to keep my brain active and get into new and challenging situations so I have to exercise my brain as well as my body. Have you ever known someone with Alzheimer's? It isn't pretty. It's like progressing backwards. First you are like a child, then a toddler and finally a helpless baby. No thank you.
I'm afraid of where this world is heading. I want a world where kindness is regarded as the norm. I want a world where every individual is respected. I want a world where no one is starving or dying from lack of medicine. I want a world where rich people help poor people in their own neighborhood and across the world. I don't see this happening and that saddens me and frightens me.
Being afraid all the time is counterproductive so I try to bury me fears and follow the very good advice, "Keep Calm and Carry On".