Sometimes, fear can blind us to solutions.
Sometimes, the group we are in is as blinded as we are.
Sometimes, someone bigger than you will take a big stick and help you see clearly.
This is a teaser for reading the whole story.
I could provide my own application but it's too extensive to bother summarizing at all. Often that big stick is providence and it takes a while to realize the big stick has nudged you into a position where you see things differently.