Our brains are frequently set to fear the wrong things.
The Stone Age made us fear snakes, lizards and spiders that we'll never see in real life.
We are set to fear what we can't control, although more people die killing themselves than on airplanes.
We are set to fear what is immediate, but more people die of a long fat full diet than during the first fall of a rollercoaster.
We are set to fear what is most readily available in our memory. So we have more fear of a break up after a fight than of a life long marriage after a romantic dinner.
Life is not like Hunger Games.
The odds are frequently on our favor.