Letters to the Editor

Joetopia column on fear is a breath of fresh air

Joe Tarica’s column (“Don’t be very afraid. Just don’t be afraid at all,” April 23) was a breath of fresh air in our current social and political climate of negativism and fear. As he so well stated, the truth can go far in reducing our daily fears. The old acronym F.E.A.R. can indeed mean “false evidence appearing real.”

If we will just take the time to find the real truth about situations, whether political candidates’ statements or social, world and scientific changes, we would be better equipped to deal with reality and less likely to be paralyzed by fear and negativism.

Thank you, Joe, for this helpful and timely advice.

Dean Smith, San Luis Obispo