I have long been a fan of fatalism. I dealt with my MS by assuming the worse the first night in the hospital after I went to the ER with “eye issues.” I thought, “Okay I have MS, now what,” once my neurologist said she believed it was the disease.
Then I learned all how bad it could get and assumed it was the worst form and I was going to be wheelchair bound for the rest of my life. I then when I found out it was relapse and remitting MS had the power of thinking, “hey, at least it is not as bad as it could be.”
Anyways, love the much deeper look at fatalism than I knew. Thanks Jessica!