“To venture causes anxiety, but not to venture is to lose one’s self…. And to venture in the highest is precisely to be conscious of one’s self.”
Soren Kierkegaard, Begrebet Angest (The Concept of Anxiety)
Anxiety can be really, really awful and especially in the heat of the moment, it can make you do, say or think irrational things. People say that you should push yourself out of your comfort zone to try and face your worries and fears. Perhaps giving into it will cause too many regrets.