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Hi Hannah,...if you read back through any of my posts you'll see i have a saying that i use often....safety and security in life is a myth...and everything we do is trying to kill us...you might think i'm being dramatic...but we live in a state of denial because we'd never do anything if we didn't....but think about this.....terrorist go for big easy targets that make the biggest statement and cause the biggest disruption to normal life.....after 9/11 aeroplanes were no longer an easy target...but it didnt stop em trying...and failing...sure it causes a lot of disruption....but no other form of travel has the same checks..the same level of security..and the same risk if people dont do their jobs properly...and ENTIRE industry is focussed on keeping you safe.....are you scared if you get on a train?? same number of people......same news coverage....much less security.
fear IS already ruining things for you...most of us are afraid a wing will fall off...that wont happen either.
Hi Hannah, terrorism is a big worry for me too. I just try to think that everyone is working hard to prevent these events. There are threats and the security alert has gone up but that means that they are on top of it and that the security response goes up too. So they will check even more thoroughly. I still worry and sometimes when I see someone on a plane that I don't like the look off I worry even more (which may sound mean but I can't help it). But like Andy said, it can happen anywhere and there are so many things out there that can go wrong.
I understand your fears and worries and I guess most people share your feelings. The question is that although the threats exist, what is the reality of being involved in the sort of things you mention.
The more you worry the greater the fear will become. It's a hard fact of life that the world is restless and small groups seem to have more influence than they deserve, their tactic is fear. Once fear is established in peoples ' minds, their work is done.
We continue their work by worrying and getting things out of perspective. By following the simple security procedures we can each, make flying safer. There are more of us than them.
Why not carry a little of that fear with you ... don't try to feel perfectly safe.
A heart attack is more likely to take you away without warning.