Fear is loud. Evidence is quiet. Listen to the evidence.
I like that quote. It’s a reminder to get past the headline that is supposed to induce an emotional reaction. Look for the facts instead.
Nick Maggiulli has examples of subjects that humans fear even though the available facts on those subjects look far less menacing.
Here are five more quotes that stuck with me from the DePaul Campus Planner I picked up at the university rec center. Part 1 is here.
“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.” — Rosa Parks
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” — Thomas Edison
“Luck is where preparation meets opportunity.” — Eric Knotts
“Create your own destiny. If you don’t, someone else will.” — Chris Leber