(Fattima Mahdi) Whether we turn on our television, scroll through our news feeds or listen to political conversations, quite often we are surrounded by messages of fear. The media does a very good job of creating a moral panic, making us scared of our world and our neighbours. Pharmaceutical companies also push messages of fear onto us. We are told to prevent ailments and illnesses by taking pills that will keep us ‘healthy’. All this fear isn’t good for us.