It’s not only kids who get frightened of the dark. Many adults have this fear and often they, like many youngsters, can’t go to sleep unless there is a light on in the room. The sight of a spider on the wall can bring some out in a sweat and they can’t rest until the crawley is removed.

We often get anxious and even afraid about things which we believe to be inevitable. Some even worry to the point where they are physically sick. It’s difficult to realise that our fears for the future may never eventuate, when in our mind the problems seem so real.

Fear is a negative force that can dominate our mind and create imaginary visions of horrific proportions that powerfully override even our sanest thoughts.  Yet we wouldn’t be human if we didn’t get scared occasionally.

We can’t help getting anxious about things that we must confront during our life, but we need to be careful we don’t become fearful for something in the future over which we have no control.

It seems that the only thing to really fear is fear itself.

I’m Peter Mack and that’s life.

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