As the anxiety and panic over the Corona virus heightens across the globe, let’s take this Friday the 13th as a moment of levity in which to remind ourselves of what is truly scary. After all, you are much more likely to be hit on the head by a falling kitchen appliance than contract COVID-19, and you have a bigger chance of being killed by a cow than by Corona.
But we know fear is not rational; it can follow us into the calmest of places. It arises even in the warmth and safety of sleep. So, let’s now bring it into the daylight and give it perspective. Tell me, what is the darkest your dreams have gotten? What has brought you shivers in the comfort of your bed? What was your worst nightmare?
And after you have revealed that, please don't forget the more important question: Why is it not that scary?