Danger vs. Fear

Everyone: BUT WHAT ABOUT PIRATES?

Me: Actually, carjacking is more common than piracy at sea!


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://gettingfr.ee/2019/02/16/the-difference-between-danger-and-fear/

OMG this is spot on! You nailed it. People are always asking me these questions about sailing, backcountry skiing, etc. And oh geez that video is scary…

Isn’t it funny, though, they way when you respond, calmly and rationally, that cars, lack of exercise, and poor diet are what actually kill most people, they just sort of fade out and then say again BUT WHAT ABOUT PIRATES/BEARS/ETC. We let ourselves be limited by imaginary dangers and do so little about the actual ones!