"Sometimes you just have to turn around, give little smile, throw the match, and burn that bridge." I've adopted this a long time ago and it changes you for the better. Those bridges were going to crumble any way, might as well give them a hand.
The perceived danger of sharks may be a little skewed. You're statistically more likely to die from a falling coconut, lightning, icicles, vending machines and rollercoasters than from a shark attack. How concerned should we be about shark attacks?