You never really lose your fear of lizards.
But courage shows itself in other ways. One can lay face down on the floor during a close friend's art opening and claim ignorance of how to stand upright altogether. One may also decide to speak up – to say something – when one discovers a co-worker enthusiastically feeding ink pens to the office goat.
“I'm sorry, John, we need those pens for story writing. I'm going to have to arrest you now. Please stop being friendly to that goat.”