But.. Yes, the author is right that in a specific situation fear may be a reason which stops a person from learning something. E.g. driving, adventurous games which expose to any danger.
K Mohan @ Moga
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
Knowledge is power.
Keep your Face to the SunShine
If we feel that we can't learn, we can't learn. So start anything with a positive note. That will give you sucess.