Objectively Speaking, the Threats Are Exaggerated
The Mean World Syndrome – Media As Storytellers
Exposure to the media leads people to believe the world is more dangerous than it actually is, because of violent programming and terrifying news programs.
Pronoia Means Fear Isn’t As Natural As You May Believe
Our propensity to panic about everything from child abductions to mobile phones does not come from the fact that modern life contains more risks than ever before — on the level of everyday reality, the opposite is the case.