“When we face a painful situation, we often tend to run away from it. Such running can be intelligent when the pain is unnecessary and avoidable, as
when we accidentally put our hand in fire. But when the pain is essential and unavoidable, running away from it frequently makes things worse. Instead, if we try to
learn from it, pain can impel us to grow internally and even externally.”
– Bhagwad Gita, Chapter 2 , text 01.
I didn’t share the actual Sanskrit verse as we would anyways refer to the translation.
As humans, we have a natural tendency to run away from problems- avoiding confrontations, avoid asking questions, avoid to stand by your belief, avoid to seek truth, avoid to be different even when you are different.
The above quote from Bhagwad Gita ( esp. the example of hand in fire) is a brilliant explanation of when one should run away and when we should raise a voice and do something about it.