Originally Posted by rolypoly
Feelings are always rational. What we do about them is sometimes questionable.
There are irrational feelings. My sister is afraid of snakes, which extends to being very creeped out by rubber toy snakes, and being unable to watch scenes on TV involving snakes. She knows rationally that a toy snake or a snake on TV cannot hurt her, but she's still phobic about snakes.
So, the important thing is picking apart the fear and figuring out what is a real threat and what just has some superficial resemblance to an actual threat.