Question your fears.
I’m not saying give them up. I’m saying sit with them for a second and ask them questions… First and foremost, who benefits from this fear? What increases this fear? What behavior comes from this fear? Who gains the most from this fear? Is the thing I’m afraid of real? Is that corroborated by people who don’t agree with me? What is the evidence? What comes along with this fear? Is the fear helping me live a better life?
Those who are the least afraid are the hardest to manipulate. The individual who cannot be manipulated is the biggest threat to the forces that seek to keep us afraid, seeking permission, and consuming.