“And only the dead man’s old mother, (…), when she goes out at night to bring her cow in and meets other women at the pasture, begins talking of her children and her grandchildren, and says that she had a son a bishop, and this she says timidly, afraid that she may not be believed…
And, indeed, there some who do not believe her.”
“The Bishop” by Anton Chekhov
They do not believe her because she says timidly, afraid of something.
Great care must be taken not to dismiss fears. People should gain control over unjustified anxiety. It should be their main goal in life. Alternatively, fears will pull out their tentacles towards every man’s venture. Acquiescence to fears means moving in the sphere of obscurity and darkness. Everything that contradicts brightness is wrong.