There are different ways of
being afraid. Pointlessly afraid, and justifiably afraid. Being afraid of
thoughts and emotions belongs under 'pointlessly afraid.' But there is also a
necessary way to being afraid. And that is the more intelligent kind, which is
that you face facts and you understand that if such and such negative action
makes such and such happen, then it's not going to go well, and you're afraid of
that, so you do your best.