Do we try to predict the future for the hope of gain, or to off-set fear?
Do you fear damage, pain, suffering, and/or death?
What is it that you really fear? Do you fear losing your possessions? Do you fear losing your loved ones? Perhaps a better strategy is to take a stoic one:
Predict and anticipate the worst (or even WORSE than what has happened before), and steel your spine for the worst fate will try to deal to you!
The fact of life
The fact of life is danger, chaos, uncertainty, and cruelty. If the deer is torn open by a fierce tiger, does reality or ‘nature’ care for the deer? Of course not!
Similarly, does reality care for you, your family, friends, or humanity in general? Of course not!