Let's say your entropy level is significantly low.
But... there is one situation strikes fear, a situation you can avoid
Should you just avoid this situation if you can help it?
Or would it be best to face it?
like, fear of heights or a phobia... both can be avoided, and one can learn to meditate, bring a state of peace in ones mind, and be loving, etc. It is also possible to face the fear and eventually get over it with enough effort. But is it necessary?
in other words, when facing your fears isn't mandatory, should you any way?
A few things to consider in this:
We are essentially part IUOC and part human (PMR unit). The me that is "Justin" is a unique expression of my IUOC within the confines of this PMR unit. Think of Tom's example of the VR multi-player games. One character in the game might be sluggish and slower than the other characters. When I play the VR game as that character it does not mean that I (Justin) am also sluggish and slow. The way in which I handle the sluggishness and slowness of that character is an expression of the Justin that is playing the game. Somebody else will play that same character in a totally different way. The more experience we have with the specific traits of that character, the more efficiently we will be able to move around the VR and accomplish the goals of that game.
Now consider phobias, addiction, tempers, depression, disease, etc, etc. We can choose to incarnate into a PMR unit that will be predisposed to having a temper for example (based on probabilities within the genetic make up of the PMR unit and potential social environment). How well we handle the challenges of being in that PMR unit is an expression of our IUOC. That being said, I do not think that all such challenges are a result of the PMR unit. We are still an expression of our IUOC and proceed based on the decisions that are available to us in our decision space. We may be using a tall and fast character in the multi-player VR game example, but because of our limited experience end up moving around like the slow and sluggish character. We (our personality, personal challenges, etc) are a mixture of the expression of our IUOC, the PMR unit and rules, and the randomness within the PMR rule set.
This brings light to the fact that while there is a universal right and wrong based on the evolution of all-that-is, there is also a relative right and wrong in relation to each of us. The question of should somebody directly face their fear of heights is relative to that person. It might be good for person A, while bad for person B. That is where doing our best comes into play. We make the best choice that we can and move forward. It may or may not have been the best choice, but we take the results and then again to our best. This is analogous to learning how to play one of the characters of the multi-player VR game. It takes practice, practice, practice ... and then later we play the the fast and tall character... then the character that can jump very far... then the character that has to roll on wheels... and on and on. The way to know the best choice is to choose (to the best of our current understanding) that which will move us closer to love. All of the mistakes and struggling that occur along the way is the point.
That is my limited take on it.