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Sunday, May 26, 2019

In case you aren’t worried enough



I came across this interactive map of global incidents, everything from disease to terrorism.

http://www.globalincidentmap.com/

The free version is 24 to 48 hours behind. The subscriber version is closer to real time.

Even the free version can be very useful. Some incidents like disease outbreaks don’t go away in 24 hours. I’m sure over time it’s possible to get a pretty good idea where the worse trouble spots are. It’s said that knowledge is power.

It can also paralyze people. When given too much information or too many choices, people tend to stress and freeze up. With that in mind, it would benefit oneself to learn how to separate the wheat from the chaff. Not everything is high priority. Some threats are more immediate than others. Some situations are more likely than others. While it’s easy to get upset about threats, being able to keep a cool and logical head is essential.

If it’s true that ignorance is bliss, why aren’t more people happy.

-Sixbears

2 comments:

  1. This is a troubled world we live in, but then, it has always been troubled throughout human history.

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    1. Thanks to technology we can watch it as it happens. That's got some pros and cons. On the plus side, I'd like to know what's happening in my area or a place I'm thinking about going to. The negative is that I can be aware of things that I never worried about before.

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