For those who faced their fears and nothing changed, you deserve a medal made out of the rarest solid element in the universe. If you've tried and tried to confront it in hopes of desensitizing yourself somehow but it just won't work, that doesn't make you weak. That doesn't mean you didn't try hard enough, or that you have to keep trying. That is not "letting" fear burrow into your skin and make a home underneath it. That is bravery, and you ought to be proud for surviving swallowing such a potent dose.