Being Brave And Facing Our Battles In Difficult Times
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
-Franklin Delano Roosevelt
This is a famous saying by FDR during the Great Depression and WWII, when people were panicking. They were running to the banks to withdraw their money, which was causing great damage to the economy.
Roosevelt was telling the American people that fear was making things worse. He went on to say "nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror, which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance."
This somewhat reminds me of what is going on with the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 election results (or non-results). Everyone seems to be panicking, stocking up with necessities from the grocery stores and various things for entertainment, emptying store shelves, not leaving enough for others that do need the items.
Even in real estate, people from the big cities are moving to rural areas to get away from not only the congestion increasing likeliness of spreading the virus, but also from the rioting and destruction. Real estate is selling within days if it is in move in condition, many times with multiple offers. This is causing a shortage of homes and properties mainly because of panic buying. This presents a problem for those that really need to move due to job relocation, etc.
Of course, this is great for the real estate market, but what about those that really need to move and have a limited time to find something to fit their needs?
We all need to be brave and face our fears, no matter what they may be. That is the only way we are able to move forward. Otherwise, we end up being stuck in a rut and possibly making things worse.
For example, those that are in the military face their fears, especially when they are deployed to fight a war or battle. Even the police, fire fighters, hospital staff are facing their fears daily. They are all so brave for fighting the battles of today. I am sure they are full of fear, but they face it head on.
It is up to us to stand up and face up to our fears without any violence. (Violence never solved anything. It only makes things worse.) Let's all work together, whatever way we can, to face up to the fears. We cannot cower any longer in our homes making things worse.