Culture, especially here in the United States, has led us to believe that success and happiness and "meaning in life" only come when people recognize you. You must be rich and famous, have your face on billboards, drive nice cars, live in gated communities in order to be successful, happy, fulfilled. Stop!!! I beg to differ.
I wonder if you Google "Is everything on the internet true" what it will tell you? I can only imagine.
It's Monday! A new beginning! Everything I messed up last week, I can begin to fix or improve upon this week.
You can never get rid of fear in your life, but you can face it, and diminish it to some extent and that happens when you take action.
The next time you are in the midst of a conversation, stop, look them in the eye and listen to them. Consider what they are saying to you.