Real, fictitious, inflated, and ignored - threats surround us, always.
Of course we somehow know when they feel real. Real threats are those you can’t put distance between. They represent immediate danger. They scare us.
The allowance for a meaningful shift in perspective seems directly correlated with the realness of a threat.
In the end, we’re all going nowhere fast. Maybe we ought to embrace those things that really come into focus when gifted a new perspective.