I was recently talking with someone who is experiencing quite a bit of fear right now. She is on a fixed income and worried about a time when she will lose some independence, her health, and her home, and not be able to afford the care she will need. In response to her fear, she is looking to blame someone and it is very easy these days to fall prey to the fear-mongering and blame that is prevalent in our media and politics. While fear and blame do not change anyone’s situation, they do serve to Connect people, albeit in an unhealthy way. Just as the early cavemen huddled together around the fire for warmth and security, so do we now band together in groups to feel safe against the terrors of the unknown future.