Of course. Then it's like the movies: you kill the monster and live happily ever after.
Sadly, real life monsters are a lot more subtle and a lot harder to slay.
And even if you win, it's at best a mixed blessing. Yes.
Pema Chodron talks a lot about the human tendency to create stories. It is a great gift in one way, this imagination of ours, and our drive to make things up -- I guess ultimately it's the source of creativity. It's also an enormous handicap if we don't recognize that what we've made up is
a story. The more energy you invest in it, the more you need it to be real; the more real it is to you, the more energy you invest in it. What would you do if someone attacked you in the street? Why, star in your very own martial arts movie, that's what.