I am hypervigilant. Once it served me well, but now, nurtured by the study of human-caused-global-climate-destabilization, it just aggravates my blood.
We genuinely have much to fear. Anxiety-a-plenty. Clear dangers.
Once we validate an approaching threat, then fear and foreboding should move on to something else: decisive action, focused motion, or even stoic acceptance - but the decisive and dynamic is far more appropriate. More human.
Think of the soldier facing an enemy threat with very real fears and anxiety - but with the attack and the battle engaged, ideally the well-trained professional soldier, and skilled warrior works so well in the frenzy of battle.
Our globe hosts a biosystem of interconnected life; we are connected with - and influenced by - everything - including our own systemic stupidity.
There is no guarantee that we will emerge victorious. No guarantee of survival.
If there is true peril and we brandish confusion and fear, then we are defeated.
If we stand before the precipice and we have only anxiety, then we fall to our doom.
Feel anxiety but heed the alarm; taste fear but react to danger; observe change but fight for control.