Have you heard the word, “ Alarmist”?
I’ve met a few of them and surprisingly, or perhaps not, they are related. Perhaps it runs in their genes!
They create storms in teacups and mountains out of molehills. The term, “what if” looms large in their thinking and every sort of negative scenario becomes not only possible but also imminent in their minds. This happens especially in the middle of the night when they consider it their duty to wake people sleeping and ask them worriedly, what if this happens or what if that happens?
You might have guessed that I’m talking about my husband and someone closely related to him.
I tell him all the time to relax and wait to see if that situation actually develops. And more often than not, it never does.