Are you afraid from darkness?

India
July 25, 2008 4:10am CST
I hate darkness. I feel like some ghost will come and hurt me in dark. Its so horrible. I afraid more if light goes off at night. are you also afraid from darkness? What is your feeling?
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@Bluepatch (2480)
• Trinidad And Tobago
25 Jul 08
As a little boy I was afraid of the darkness but as I grew older its almost gone. I still don't feel too comfortable in the dark unless I'm in a familiar place. I think its a natural feeling which is aggravated by all the horror movies and other stories we come across in entertainment. Besides, criminals mostly operate in the dark, don't they ?
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
I am also afraid of darkness. I don't know if it's just the imagination or anything, but it really scares me and I'm not comfortable with it. I sleep at night with lights on...
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@crazy286 (269)
• India
25 Jul 08
the question should be are you scared "of" darkness. I am not. I dont think we can always switch a light on even if we are scared of it.
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• Philippines
25 Jul 08
before i was afraid of darkness. but right now, i am not. maybe it is a matter of age. hehe.. the feeling is very different as far as i could remember. i am trembling all over. i am shaking. and i am sweaty.. but this time, it is not anymore...
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@valeria1 (2723)
• United States
25 Jul 08
I love the dark but I confess that sometimes I feel fear.
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@siddiqali (632)
• India
25 Jul 08
You just need to learn to see better in the dark. If you can stand it, sit for a half hour in a dark room. It doesn't have to be totally dark, you can have a red light. Your eyes will have adjusted to the lower level of light, and you will be able see more, for being patient. Also, learn not to look directly at an object, before your eyes adjust. Look off to the side, or above or below the object. That part of your retina that you would be using if you looked directly at the object, is bleached out by light. it takes about thirty minutes for the circulating blood to restore that area of the retina to full sensitivity. You wont be able to see perfectly, by looking aside. But your peripheral vision will let you recognize many objects. As you practice these two techiniques, you will learn to see in what you used to think was total darkness. It's the total lack of light that you fear, not a dim room. You can learn to turn what looks like totally dark rooms into dimly lit rooms, that have nothing hidden to fear.