I think fear is a vital fundamental part of being a human. Therefore it is good. We cannot deny ourselves fear, nor can we suppress or ignore fear and if we so much as try, it comes back to haunt us.
Fear has a very misguided and incorrect stigma for being evil and bad. But is isn't and it keeps us alive.
I believe (from my own personal experiences) that the suppression of fear is one of the major underlying causes of illness and disease in today's society.
Fear deserves our respect, courage and acceptance, whether we like it or not.