Our fears can come true even if we hide from them.
Whether we face our fears with courage or we do our best to ignore, deny, or run away from them, they still may manifest.
What value, then, is there in hiding from our fears?
Hiding does not actually make that which we fear go away.
It only makes our lives smaller, not that which we fear.
That which we fear remains until we face it.
Facing our fears is the only way to make them go away.
It is not guaranteed to do so, but not facing them guarantees that they remain.
There is risk either way, but only the choice to face and overcome our fears offers us the possibility of freedom.