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    Negative messages. These messages of dangerous situations, criminal acts, unfair practices (such as though on news reports) can incite fear and paralyze a person into inaction or too much caution.

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    What do you do about negative messages from the environment?

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    You put the information in perspective. An excellent book by Barry Glassner, "Culture of Fear: Why Americans fear the wrong things" gives many examples of why fear is a media driven or rumor driven device used to day. A fifty percent increase in the number of deaths from rollovers of a certain SUV (horrible yes, death is never acceptable in negligence cases), but the reality is ...

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    A discussion on how to judge and reframe negative messages into positives for personal growth.