Running Away

Shinji: I hate it…piloting the Eva. If I do it well, no one praises me for doing it. If I fail, everyone will hate me. Or, even worse, I could just die. Why am I even here? I thought things would change here. That maybe good things would happen. I didn’t come here to be put through hell.
Rei: So you plan to spend the rest of your life running away from something unpleasant?