When we already have enough crises to deal with, the last thing that anybody wants to hear is that a bigger one is on the horizon. It's why we lowkey hate that friend who says "it could be worse" when something terrible happens because part of us feels like it'll make that worse thing come true.
So when we hear that a massive asteroid apparently picked now of all times to approach Earth, it's understandable to have a pretty anguished knee-jerk reaction about it.
However, it doesn't look like we'll have any reason to add space debris to our list of problems today. And considering how big the sucker that just passed by is, that's something we can be thankful for.