In today's society there is an attitude that fear is a weakness. I disagree with this idea. My view of fear is that it is a safety feature that comes standard on all humans, some of us have found ways to bypass it though. Here is and example of my views on fear.
One day me and a friend were driving to look at an apartment in Regina and she happened to be complaining about my driving and brought up how I had hesitated at the last left turn. The reason I had hesitated was because I couldn't see and the fear that there was a car coming. She said to me "You can be afraid when you are driving, you just have to go" I replied with "Being afraid keeps me alive, fear keeps me alive"
This is not a new phenomenon thought fear being a good thing, Oprah has had Gavin de Becker author of "The Gift of Fear" on her show many times.
So next time you have fear remember what a tool it can be and use it, don't be trapped by it.