It's too scary

@savypat (20246)
United States
April 26, 2013 1:41pm CST
Sometime the science channel is just too scary for me to watch, I'd rather watch old reruns then find a reality that scares me. Like virus from outer space, or over due valcano eruptions. Ignorance is much more comfortable than knowledge, if it's going to happen I don't need to know about it before hand. The old head in the sand works for me.
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@betlynfrnds (1444)
• United States
26 Apr 13
I hear you. Have you heard of the show Criminal Minds? I used to see it a few years ago. I had to stop viewing it because it was way too intense for me. The show is very well done. The characters play their parts well. It's just too much for me to handle. I love to be able to sleep at night. I don't need to be tossing and turning with anxiety. Knowing things in advance is good as long as it doesn't get dramatized. The problem with many of these programs is that, they are souped up with drama to keep the viewers interested. At least that's how I look at it. So, at any rate, enjoy your reruns and try not to worry too much.
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
27 Apr 13
I had such a negative response to that show, I only watched it twice.
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
27 Apr 13
I guess if Criminal Minds bothers you, you should never watch the movie Silence of the Lambs or any of its off shoots.
• United States
28 Apr 13
I think I'd better stick to Finding Nemo. I don't believe there's anything scary about that one.
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
27 Apr 13
hello pat, the nuclear thing and the rising of water due to climate change is my fear. but I cant seem to leave it out alone because it is always in the news whether written or on television nowadays. ann
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
27 Apr 13
Well I'mstill in charge of the off button if nothing else works. Blessings
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
27 Apr 13
When it comes to nuclear war, I decided long ago that if there was an attack and I was still around to say "What was that?" then I would worry. Probably better to be vaporized at ground zero.
@Raine38 (9116)
• United States
26 Apr 13
Oh I can totally understand you. I do admit that everything about science and the studies fascinate me, I find it interesting. But I also have limits on the kind of information that I can accept and process. Like you said, no use in scaring ourselves!
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
27 Apr 13
I love the shows about DNA and some history shows, even the things about how the earth has changed and all the bones they find, I would have loved to go on a dig like that. So there is much I like about the science channels and the history channels. These are interesting and none threating to me.
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
27 Apr 13
But the History Channel now runs more shows like Pawn Stars and American Pickers and where is the real history in those?
• Philippines
26 Apr 13
Hello savypat, reminds me on how scared I was when i saw that GIANT Spider in the tool box, i had to let the uneducated maid to deal with it because i knew that spider is poisonous when it bites. I can't believe she just grab it and tore it apart like some moving toy. I still couldn't get over fear of spiders, specially if they can poison your body. but knowledge is important, you never know when your gonna need it one day.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
27 Apr 13
I don't like spiders at all, but I have taken to catching the ones in the house and giving them a new home outside. I know they do much good to contain other bugs. I tell them each time to pass the word to stay outside. I seem to have less spiders since I started doing this instead of just killing them.
@GardenGerty (100379)
• United States
26 Apr 13
I am inclined to agree with you. I will not choose to worry about something I can do nothing about. There are so many things that are positive that we can fill our minds with, we do not need to deliberately fill ourselves with fear.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
27 Apr 13
People must love to feel fear, there is so much on TV that feeds that
• United States
27 Apr 13
The scarier the better for me. I love all the interesting things on there. True it is nice not to know, but I am a curious cat.
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@Shellyann36 (10850)
• United States
27 Apr 13
I will agree with you that it is scary to think about. I am a nut over these types of shows though. Hubby does not like for me to watch them. He thinks I will be come paranoid.Fortunately for me, we don't have satellite anymore so I can't watch National Geographic......
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
26 Apr 13
The saying is so true ignorance is bliss, that is why I tend to avoid such programs, same with those programs about meteors in space that could wipe Earth out, I am all for horror stories and film because I see them for what they are truly fiction, but when it comes to realism, not my scene, I'd rather be in the dark thank you very much, same with knowing our future, I don't know want to know what might happen to me in years to come. My head is well and truly in the sand with you on this one!
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
27 Apr 13
I remembe when I was young watching a rerun of the '50's TV show Medic, which was the first medical dramas on TV. At one point they were showing what looked a real operation and even though it was in black and white, I had to change the channel. I could never be a surgeon I guess.