Defeating the enemies within
I always thought overcoming a fear was like unlocking a level in a video game. Once you passed this level, you would never have to return to fight off the same enemies within you and around you. And you would no longer find yourself stuck searching for a magical sword that destroyed all of your insecurities and worries. Those days would be over because right now you have been brave. Today will be the start of what you always wanted your life to be. No more fears, no more struggles. And when I realized I had this idea, I asked myself why I wanted to believe this could be true. And to be honest, this is where my hypothesis falls apart.