The arrival of rockets in Kyiv and other cities is a classic example of a situation that does not depend on you and must be let go.
I see a lot of disturbing posts in the feed. I see people who are afraid and worried. I am not advocating not to cry and become brave. This is nonsense. Fear is an absolutely adequate reaction to a threat to life, and it is normal to be afraid.
The only thing I want is to transfer fear from the category of animal, paralyzing, to the category of rational. Constant panic fear is exhausting. Therefore, it is necessary to get rid of it, take it out by the brackets.
I would advise those who are afraid to think, does fear help you to protect yourself from missiles? Obviously, the answer is no, it doesn’t help. Rockets do not fly where they are not afraid, but where the “sneaky” fascists direct them. The probability of arrival does not depend on fear at all. And your psyche loses a lot from fear. So let’s figure out what to do with it.
The only thing I want is to transfer fear from the category of animal, paralyzing, to the category of rational. Constant panic fear is exhausting. Therefore, it is necessary to get rid of it, take it out by the brackets
I took the fear by the braces. I accepted for myself that yes, I could die from shelling. I found positive points. First of all, we are a very big country. The probability of dying from rocket fire in the rear is minimal. In rural areas, it is generally worthless if there is no military unit or some strategic object nearby (up to a kilometer) (in 99% of cases there is none). Second, staying in a shelter during an alarm reduces the already low risks to zero. Thirdly, during air alarms, you can stop and think about something important.
Therefore, I am in harmony with myself, despite the shelling. Now in Kyiv there is no light in my area. I’ll go cook something to eat, and then I’ll sit down to write grant projects. I live and will live according to my plan, not Putin’s plan. I will not be afraid. I will fire at you from all my guns.
If there is even one person whom this post will help to calm down and live despite everything for himself, his family, our opposition – I will be happy. Take care of your mental health and resource, indomitable!
About the author: Serhiy Marchenko, labor market expert, blogger.
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