People who want us to be afraid will go to great lengths to ensure that they get what they want.
What they want, however, should not be factored into our sense of happiness, contentment, or peace of mind.
If we allow them to manipulate, distract, or agitate us, they have already won.
Worse still, if we allow ourselves to fall prey to anger because of the actions or ideas of others, we have given them control of our minds and our lives.
The truth is, in most cases, fear is a choice.
Likewise, so are hope and optimism.