The “Therefore” is: I am afraid, I feel fear, therefore I should run, hide, resist, do nothing.
Fear is universal, and we all feel afraid some of the time, and a lot of us most of the time.
I never considered fear as a “thing” until I was in a seminar, back in 1988? called Creativity: Living at Risk.
The leader of the 10-session Landmark Seminar was hollering: Move towards the fear, call it excitement.