In 2000, the Weekly World News published a funny satire headlined “The monsters under your bed are real!” (A somewhat modified, but not for the better, version is still available on the web here.)
Yes, they really are. And ignoring them doesn’t make them go away.
From Earth-shattering threats like nuclear weapons and global climate change all the way down to the little tumor that could have been detected and treated if only one had had that annual exam.
Why is it so terrifying to look monsters in the eyes, and so easy to turn out the lights and go to sleep?
Even as we sleep there lingers a background of worry. And according to A.J. Cronin
Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, but only saps today of its strength.