Fear comes from within and makes its way into society, where it gets magnified. It then comes full circle back to us, further reinforcing our individual fears.
This is made all the worse by media outlets that thrive on keeping people in fear. The News causes people to believe that rare events are ubiquitous. People react to the report of rare events, rather than responding to everyday life. The News is a distraction from life. An escape from life. An excuse to run from ourselves.
Time for silence and solitude, for connection with the peace of God, is a necessity.