If I were a doctor, I would encourage my patients to become just a tiny bit afraid at least once a month.

My reasons for this rather unconventional advice are twofold.

First, a healthy dose of fear a day keeps boredom away. Second, facing our fears is an opportunity for personal development.

Only by regularly experiencing fear are we able to learn how to deal with it and even overcome it. This learning experience provides us with a sense of freedom, self-empowerment, and spiritual growth.
The Power of Facing our Fears. — by Roanne van Voorst