By Celia Cohen There are many different situations in which people are too fearful. One example is a person who wants to grow up to become a scientist or have an academic career but they won’t follow their dreams because they are afraid that someone will make fun of them and call them a nerd or a genius. They are afraid that they will lose their friends. They will choose to not go to college just so that they can fit in. It’s not good to be fearful of the person you really want to be. You end up becoming a person your friends want you to be.