Replace fear of the unknown with curiosity curiosity killed the cat. It's first life was gone. It's second life was long but not nearly as fun. The cat wishes it could have used up all it's nine lives rather than just one and live the second in fear.
A little wisdom for your Monday from Eleanor Roosevelt: “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do things which you think you cannot do.