Trepidation: a condition of anxiety or dread; a quaking or quivering, particularly from fear or terror; a state of terror.

The men were in great trepidation.

Trepidation is from the Latin trepidus meaning, nervous, jumpy, or agitated. From trepidus, English also derives trepid (timid) and intrepid (courageous, bold).

The climate change fanatics insist we remain in a state of constant trepidation. “It’s the end of the world as we know it! Any day now. Real soon. Just around the corner. We are serious this time.”

Don’t let these perpetual pessimists pull you down. Read Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All by Michael Shellenberger.

For more optimistic encouragement, spend some time on the site SuperAbundance.

It’s not the end of the world as we know it.  Quite the opposite.  The Future’s so Bright, I’ve Gotta Wear Shades.


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