Fear is an internal quotient of external situations, and it might only be unreal, if internal methods are brittle. We fear things that we don’t grow up with.
We are fearful of crime, but the criminal is not. But thats not why I said it although its applicable. Why I said it is because following.
A country is fearful of money, because of economic difficulties. Another is fearful of English because they were secluded from it for centuries. The American is fearful of confrontation, they grew up without anyone (outsiders) “telling” them.
Some people are fearful of maths, they did not grow with numbers and some are fearful of good behavior. I am eg fearful of bad behavior. I did not grow so much with it.