According to studies, babies are born with two fears. A fear of being dropped, and a fear of loud noises. That's all.
Notice something missing? Fear.
When do we develop fear of everything else in our life?
Is it when we reach 1 year old? No.
Is it when we reach 2 years old? No.
Is it when we reach 10 years old? No.
I can keep going with this, but I'm hoping you're starting to see my point. We don't develop fear as a part of our makeup, it isn't in our DNA. We don't develop fear because we are humans and that is what happens as a result of being alive. We develop fear because of knowledge, a knowledge of what something is capable of, or a knowledge that something has hurt us or made us feel unsafe. Fear is learnt, so if we can learn fear then we can learn to fight it.
I've been MIA from social media for a little while, and sure I can say that 'I'm back' and make a big deal of it but nobody gives a fuck and I won't pretend they do. I've been missing because I've been struggling with my anxiety. I'm not afraid to admit that. I was once upon a time, but now I find myself doing with the punches and not fighting back. Fighting an unknown anxiety or depression is like swinging with a blindfold on, sure now and then you might hit, but the odds are all you'll do is tire yourself out. I've learnt to take it, acknowledge its presence and go about my life in a normal manner.
What is happening in your life is a manifestation of what is happening in your mind. Once upon a time anxiety controlled my life, but I'm not afraid any more, and as a result, I'm the one in control.