Just like oxygen feeds the human body, fear feeds terror and it can only survive if the fear remains.
Without the fear, a terrorist attack, such as the horrible one that occurred at the Boston Marathon yesterday are just awful events. The fear that naturally results and unfortunately is encouraged by main stream media is the only thing that keeps the terror of that attack alive.
I do not mean to minimize any of the suffering that has occurred to those immediately affected, but for most of us, the ones that were no where near Boston, the suffering we feel is only self-induced. For the majority of Americans, our suffering comes from the fear that we feel.
Please do not let the terrorists win and cause any more suffering than is necessary. Do not let them steal our freedom or our love of life.
If you run races, do not stop. Also, do yourself a favor and restrict the amount of time you spend watching or reading media reports about the event. Although there have been some reports that have focused on the heroism and other positive outcomes, most reports instill a great sense of fear in anyone watching. Once you know the facts, watching continuous coverage can only heighten your natural sense of fear.
Take care and be sure to tell someone you love today how much they mean to you.