How to Stay Afraid

[<] [>]  by Sue Bowers[+]

24 July 2012

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Drabble Challenge #46

Prompt: fear
Remain ignorant.
Remain weak.
Stick to the familiar.
Simplify and generalise everything.
Run, don't confront. Avoid differences of opinion.
Keep a shallow perspective.
Stay busy with distractions.
Pay close attention to the media.
Do what you're told.
Focus on frightening things often--and spread the word to like-minded folk.

It's really much easier than the alternative...and look at the benefits we shall reap!
War, interpersonal violence, redirected anger, enemy 'outgroups', silence in the face of cruelty, stagnancy, dishonesty, failures and disappointments. The list goes on and on.

So, climb on board--and help me create a real-life Devil's Playground!




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