Saturday, March 12, 2011

Wordfuse

doomsday + dabbling = doomsdabbling (gerund)

I guess I understand why people portend the end of the world at times of such inexplicable natural disaster. It's all about fear. I have my own struggles with fear. We all do. But I wouldn't even dare to claim I know anything about fear in the face of an earthquake or tsunami or bombs dropping. That makes me ache. But there's a caution about fear I respect: "fear makes the wolf bigger than he is." Fear-mongering is unproductive. Doomsdabbling is dangerous. Why? It weakens us.

What's happening right now is what's important. Our choices right now make a difference. We can help or we can hinder ourselves and others. I choose help.

14 comments:

karensomethingorother said...

Doomsdabbling is what modern media is all about. They LURV it.

Nicole said...

Well said. And extra points for use of "gerund."

Alittlesprite said...

Fear-mongering, or doomsdabbling. The Media does it. Polititions do it. And it's the people who don't know any better who suffer because of it.

But in saying that..
Nuclear Fallout IS pretty scary...

dbs said...

@karen Yes they do.
@Nicole Thanks.
@Alittlesprite Yes, they do suffer. And yes, I'm just reading about the latest nuclear meltdown fears right now. Unreal.

G said...

its a crazy world a the moment

dbs said...

Yes. Too crazy.

Laoch of Chicago said...

Well said.

wendy said...

good thought my friend
I tend to get "fearful" but it is not proactive or helpful.
If the wolf comes to your door....best to meet him with a loaded gun and say "don't even think about it".
be prepared and be ready as best as we can.

Antares Cryptos said...

Agreed. Fear is the mind killer.
Worrying about what may happen is pointless.

The Gaelic Wife said...

I like the way you "help". Here's how I help: http://www.redcross.org/portal/site/en/menuitem.1a019a978f421296e81ec89e43181aa0/?vgnextoid=f9efd2a1ac6ae210VgnVCM10000089f0870aRCRD

As for Doomsdabbling, I experience it on a daily basis at work.

Chelle said...

So there are NOT sharks in the swimming pool?

What about 2012?

What about us running out of plastic?

dbs said...

@LoC Thanks.
@wendy I like the way you meet the wolf.
@AC Fear does mess with reason.
@TGW Thanks for the info. And for seeking to recognize what's doomsdabbling and what isn't. Sometimes it's very challenging.
@Chelle Ha! Plastic is over-rated. *begins noting the variety of plastic products around him right now including this laptop and suddenly feels fear* *shakes it off*

Cheeseboy said...

Someone should really forward this word to CNN or better yet, Fox News.

dbs said...

Well said. But Fox News might mispronounce it.

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