According to an ancient Indian fable, a mouse was in constant distress because of its fear of the cat.
A magician took pity on it and turned it into a cat. But then it became afraid of the dog.
So the magician turned it into a dog. Then it began to fear the panther.
So the magician turned it into a panther. Whereupon it was full of fear for the hunter.
At this point, the magician gave up and turned it into a mouse again saying, “Nothing I do for you is going to be of any help because you have the heart of a mouse.”
UK postage stamp drawing by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler for Christmas of 2012 courtesy: https://www.allaboutstamps.co.uk/
Wise men say, “You don’t realise how much your hair weighs until you shave it all off. You don’t realise how much your fears weigh until you release them.”