No, The World Isn’t Ending — But Here’s Why Some People Want You To Think It Is.

Fear is power, and the ways it is being used right now are effective — but they’re not invincible.

face masks laying on rough, dirty roadway as the pandemic continues
face masks laying on rough, dirty roadway as the pandemic continues
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group of birds sitting together in a line against a stormy backdrop
group of birds sitting together in a line against a stormy backdrop
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Diving Deep Into The “Why” Of Mass Anxiety — Fear Is Power…Just Not For the Fearful.

authorities in a line with riot shields in Colombia
authorities in a line with riot shields in Colombia
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red bell peppers with one yellow pepper vegetables representing conformity
red bell peppers with one yellow pepper vegetables representing conformity
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warlike image of men with swords fighting in an apocalyptic scene
warlike image of men with swords fighting in an apocalyptic scene
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It’s Both The Size of The Fear And How You Use It, When It Comes To Winning Power.

mural of a frightened, fearful man’s face grimacing and holding his head
mural of a frightened, fearful man’s face grimacing and holding his head
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man standing in center of a blue explosion of light
man standing in center of a blue explosion of light
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zebras standing together and conforming to protect from predators
zebras standing together and conforming to protect from predators
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Who Calls The Shots? Usually The One Whose Gun Is Already Loaded.

crowd of men forming a mob and raising fists to the sky
crowd of men forming a mob and raising fists to the sky
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champion trophy being held up by a pair of hands against blue sky backdrop
champion trophy being held up by a pair of hands against blue sky backdrop
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chaotic scene of dark birds flying into a grey sky
chaotic scene of dark birds flying into a grey sky
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The Emperor Has No Clothes — Looking At The Apocalypse And Deciding It’s Not An Apocalypse.

woman looking out over dark city scene with clouds in the sky
woman looking out over dark city scene with clouds in the sky
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close up of hopeful flower next to railroad track tie
close up of hopeful flower next to railroad track tie
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Emily Sinclair Montague is a professional writer, author, and content strategist. Connect with her at www.wordsofafeather.net or on Twitter (@EmilytheMontag1)!

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