I’ve had a lot of conversations with people who insist to me things are going to be fine or tell me that whatever I’m worried about is an overreaction or overzealous paranoia. I’ve heard this reaction when people talk about a medical diagnosis, financial worries, or relationship problems. Right now I hear it when we talk about the bush fires, climate change or COVID-19 coronavirus
I remind myself that a lot of the time, they are telling me what they are telling themselves. Often the truth is too scary and sad to acknowledge. It means they will have have to take action or make a move out of their comfort zones.