Imagine His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the late Martin Luther King, Jr conversing about fear and fear's impact upon society.
The Dalai Lama begins:
Today more than ever, humankind appears to be exposed to a world full of dangers. No generation before us is had to deal with so much bad news. At some point every empathetic human being will ask what kind of world is this in which so much suffering occurs? And people become afraid of such a world.
"Path of Wisdom, Path of Peace"
The soft minded man always fears change. He feels security in the status quo, and he has an almost morbid fear of the new. For him the greatest pain is a pain of a new idea. An elderly segregationist in the South is reported to have said,"I have come to see now that desegregation is an inevitable. But I pray to God that it will not take place until after I die.” The soft minded person always wants to freeze the moment and hold life in the gripping yoke of sameness.
"The Strength to Love"