The Overcoming of a Fear

What do most people fear? You may hear this question a lot of times, and may probably have such inquiry directed to you. Actually, people are afraid of fear itself. This may sound mundane, but I believe it to be true.

Ever since I was a child, I have a fear of people. I was quite distant and unwelcoming to social interactions because of being too afraid of rejection or criticisms. There was that constant nagging fear lurking in the recesses of my mind. Fortunately, as time passed by and I found myself belonging to groups and participating in social activities, I recognized that the trepidation has been vanquished. How was I able to slowly emerge from my shielded shell? It was through taking risks. It took some time but I gradually drove myself to have faith in people and have confidence in myself. Though until now, I still am afraid of the pain of being snubbed or refuted, I am no longer fearful of my fear and of trying. That’s all that matters.

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