Fear seems to rule or dominate a lot of our behavior. The obvious No. 1 fear now is the coronavirus.

But let's not forget the myriad of other fears that prevail: Cancer, job loss, fear of heights, snakes, spiders, enclosed spaces, 666, failure, wrinkles, tooth decay, the dark, and of course, Friday the 13th (friggatriskaidekaphobia).

Television, radio and print ads play upon our common fears. I’m not sure what to do. Scary.

ROBERT BRAKE

Ocean Park, Washington

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