Afraid of crowds after the recent shootings/bombings?

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-11-2012
Afraid of crowds after the recent shootings/bombings?
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Wed, 04-17-2013 - 11:51am

Is anyone afraid of crowded events like movies, malls, and sporting events after all the recent horrible things that seem to be happening? I don't want to become a hermit but I am starting to be leary of popular restaurants,etc. The first thing I find myself doing now is looking for the emergency exits when I walk into a building. Is anyone else being stressed out over this kind of thing? I almost wish they would stop doing the non-stop reporting of these horrible things because it is really starting to take it's toll on me.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-13-2012

I have been worried about this kind of thing for some time now. I think a frightening number of young people are so detached from reality (which I blame on schooling and parenting style changes) that they are now trying to outdo each other in terms of deaths,destruction, and shock factor. As a nation we really need to stop and reexamine what is happening to our youth.