Hahaha that's so true about the people who just love to frighten others. They always want to rain on someone's parade.Cheeky my son who is now 41 was ADHD from the start. I had him on a leash to save him from darting into traffic because he had no ability to stop himself from doing whatever came into his extra busy little brain.
It didn't stifle him 1 iota. He's the nicest mellow guy you could meet, loves the Lord with all his heart and survived his childhood! and so did we. But I did deal with people who felt I was mistreating him. Mistreating him would be letting him dart out in front of a car, but they didn't see it like I did. I carried on. My goal was raising a live child to be a God fearing adult who contributes to society. Mission accomplished!
I second the above suggestions but you are so normal. Extra vigilance in a new place is normal as long as you don't amplify it.
Plus news outlets love to play up disaster. If it bleeds it leads is the old saying for TV and newspaper news rooms.
Then there are the disaster junkies who bring excitement to their lives by scaring the newbies to the neighbourhood.
You know, the same kind that when you are pregnant tell you horrifying tales of how people die in childbirth or suffer horribly the whole way thru. You end up after an encounter with these purveyors of sweetness and light shakin' in yer boots. They go away happy, they've spread their daily dose of doom while you are .
If you tell them you are happy, healthy and things are going well, they fix a beady eye on you, shake their heads and JUST WAIT.... they say.
Fix your eyes on Jesus, and remember Jeremiah 29:11 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
God led you there every step of the way! He who led you there, keeps you in the palm of His hand.
The moral of this story is that I definitely need to memorize the verses that focus on God's protection.