The "present" was distressing at all times because we delay in understanding what is happening and to know how we should act.
Although I have had some unpleasant experience, I recognize that insecurity worries me less than the concern for insecurity.
In other words, perhaps professional deformation, (am a psychoanalyst), I have the sensitivity to the surface with phenomena such as neurosis, anguish and collective psychosis (hypochondria, panic).
History informs us that at all times there is a peak of public alarm, either by war shortages, plagues.
Therefore, the hyper -sensitive phenomenon in all ages react the same way : thinking, looking for solutions, proposing hypotheses, strategies, alternatives.
Something very poignant is that crime had joined those under eighteen, so far can not be punished in almost all countries but certainly they will become chargeable as the misdeeds they commit more and more irritating.
To some extent it is expected that a child commits an assault with a deadly weapon because we all understand that at this age tend to copy what they see, and television programs almost all characters reinforce his statements pointing to the caller with a revolver.
Not so easy to understand that a child of 16 years in prison for the FBI finish it participated in a computer sabotage MasterCard and Paypal from his home in The Hague (Netherlands).
It is true that when one is attacked by a criminal, often nervous, the situation is as stressful as receiving a call at midnight, or have an accident or be in the middle of a demonstration with police repression, but what distresses us is that we do not understand why (we) are going through.
Note: Original in Spanish (without translation by Google): Extraviados en el presente.
(Este es el Artículo Nº 2.054)