We create risk when we endanger something we value, what might that something be?
Perhaps of being alone with the self? Many would argue there is no such a thing
as the self, no little man/woman (homunculus} that is the essential you.
So what is one afraid of in the state of solitude?
hat is why I go into solitude so as not to drink out of everybody’s cistern. When I am among the many I live as the many do, and I do not think as I really think; after a time it always seems as though they want to banish me from myself and rob me of my soul and I grow angry with everybody and fear everybody.
Friedrich Nietzsche in Nietzsche: Daybreak: Thoughts on the Prejudices of Morality.