§ To believe in yourself is not an argument to be advocated, it is an practice to be experienced. There is a long path that begins in this practice.
§ Death itself does not make fear. The mere cessation of the body’s work cannot trigger what is inherently a bodily function. Many try to abstract death “at the end” of “the things fear seems to be bent at preventing” — but it is just fools’ gold at the end of the rainbow.
§ Opting (between a limited number of choices) is often perceived as more free than open decisions (inside an infinite decision space).