To the media, religion, warmers, and all other doomsayers... You don't scare me.. Got it? No sir, you don't frighten me one bit. Whats more you will not scare me no matter how many times or how hard you try, so give it a rest already! Had to get that out of the way.. These days if you turn on the news for five minutes you will most likely notice a pattern. The way the news reports tell it we are all one step away from our last one. Seems like everything causes cancer, or will lead us to our premature demise. Every day someone is killed by someone else for simply being there at a bad time or one having a particularly bad day or for any other reason (if they even have one) you can imagine. Whats worse is those are only the possibilities that did happen or at least could happen. When they run out of things that did happen or could have happened, they go and find more possible scary things to frighten the shit out of us. I can only imagine they must go and tell an intern go and find something scary to talk about fast! and away the overly eager intern will go to find fear... Global warming, 2012, natural disasters, population explosion, WMD's, terrorism, war, et al. Its enough to make some people flat lose their ability to function. If the news can't scare you Hollywood will. The Day After Tomorrow , 2012, Armageddon, all of them designed to sell tickets and entertain while keeping you good and scared or at least well aware of possible impending doom. If Hollywood fails to frighten you, your government or the UN will. Starvation, genocide, over population, dwindling resources, and so many other things not even mentioning economic concerns, will take care of any non-frightened who slip through the cracks... I for one am tired of their BS, and if the rest of you should be. I say so freaking what! We are all here by some mysterious sequence of events that none of us had any say in, and we will stay or go by similar means. You aren't here because you (or your maker/whatever) were carefully planning your appearance at just the right time to maximize safety and minimize possible threats. Even if you are religious you can plainly see that God's plan is not shared with us and since we are at such risk that plan wasn't based primarily on safety. We are all here facing the same threats day in and day out and our mortality is assured, so sitting there wasting time being afraid of possible ends is pointless and a sad waste of energy. We are all going to die! Its a fact, everyone around you and everyone on this planet will die someday, somehow. Some will die in bed peacefully dreaming of happy times, and some will die not so peacefully, but regardless of when or how we will all die. Best to accept that fate and use the energy wasted on fear of that end to make the most of the time we do have. Now don't go off thinking I am against being prepared for disaster or not taking steps to protect ourselves. That's not what I am saying at all. What I am saying is know the difference between rational and irrational and treat them accordingly. If you live in a bad area or a place with a lot of crime, then locking your doors at night is a good idea and comes from a rational fear. You weighed the possible against the probable and came to a proper decision based on the risks involved. A good and proper as well as logical response and action. However if you are preparing for the rapture, or stockpiling weapons and ammo for the impending zombie apocalypse, or even suffering from Eco-phobia and rising sea levels from melting ice caps or a baked planet in the next 100 years, thats pretty much irrational fear coming from poor risk assessment. Get over it fear mongers. You are mortal just like the rest of us. You will die, as will I and everyone else, someday.. Maybe today, maybe tomorrow, but highly unlikely it will be in a planet killing event. Even if it were what can ya do about it? Now stop waiting to die and preparing for the end. Just go out and live a life already. Stop pandering to the fear mongers in the world and you will see they will have to stop scaring you..