are you affraid of the dark?

@annjilena (5621)
United States
February 11, 2009 9:10pm CST
most people are affraid of what they can,t see.do you rely on instincts can you walk through your house in the dark without fear of something are someone is inside are will you stumble on something.do we fear the unknown are things we can,t see.can you close your eyes and walk over your house with the lights out.
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16 responses
@jimbo88 (231)
• Indonesia
12 Feb 09
I am not afraid, just feel lonely when the situation becomes dark.
@annjilena (5621)
• United States
12 Feb 09
i think darkness change the way you feel inside light we feel more comfortable the darkness.
@annjilena (5621)
• United States
12 Feb 09
then
@jimbo88 (231)
• Indonesia
12 Feb 09
that's true :D
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
12 Feb 09
yes I can but I hold out hands to guide me specially in the hall so I can find the door knobs of teh bath room or my bedrooom hate to walk into a wall
@annjilena (5621)
• United States
12 Feb 09
thats understandable don,t want to hurt yourself
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
13 Feb 09
No specially not in the dark I do it enough in the day time when I can see lol
@stormy09 (438)
• United Arab Emirates
12 Feb 09
Hello annjilena, to be honest yes I am afraid of the dark, I dont but I use to think about ghost or whatever it is, it freaks me out if there is no light
@stormy09 (438)
• United Arab Emirates
12 Feb 09
--opss error- I dont know but I used..... (sorry)
@annjilena (5621)
• United States
12 Feb 09
i can,t blame you i to don,t like darkness at all so you are not a lone.i don,t thing about ghosts but i think something is in the dark to hurt me.
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
12 Feb 09
I'm not afraid of the dark and, yes, I can navigate my house just fine with the lights out. My husband gets on me all the time for going outside at night without a flashlight because we live in Florida, have a canal in our back yard and we are visited by gators and snakes from time to time. But, if I'm trying to locate one of my cats or dogs I've found that it's easier if I can see more than just the area illuminated by a light.
@annjilena (5621)
• United States
12 Feb 09
many
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
12 Feb 09
I'm ok with the dark if I'm in a familiar place like home but somewhere else I be uncomfortable. I think we are afraid of what we can't see. With good reason to be sometimes. I can walk around the house with my lights out but through the woods or a strange place..I'm thinking no.
@annjilena (5621)
• United States
12 Feb 09
jen there is no way i will walk through some woods at night are day we differently affraid of what we can,t see at least iam i don,t like the total darkness.
@balasri (26577)
• India
12 Feb 09
On the other hand I am not comfortable with the excessive light thrown on me.
@annjilena (5621)
• United States
12 Feb 09
well i don,t like a light on me either but i just don,t like total darkness for me it freaks me out just the thought of all that darkness and the things unseen.
• United States
12 Feb 09
I wouldn't say "afraid" as much as I'd say leary depending upon where I am at. At home I don't care if the lights are out, but I don't like walking in the dark alone like to empty trash, or walk to my car. It's more a safety issue then anything.
@annjilena (5621)
• United States
12 Feb 09
this is a good observation of looking at why you don,t like walking in the dark.some i try to feel my way around when i come home late but i don,t like it at all.
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
12 Feb 09
Hi annjilena! I am not afraid of the dark. I can pretty much walk through my apartment in the dark, but I am sort of afraid that there might be something out of place that I might trip over. I have definitely tripped over my cats who are just there and don't think to move out of my way! Otherwise I do know my way around well enough to not be afraid.
@MizzLadyB08 (1175)
• United States
12 Feb 09
No, I am not afraid of the dark. That is the only way I can go to sleep. I have never been afraid of the dark for as long asI can remember.
@annjilena (5621)
• United States
12 Feb 09
that wonderful you are not affraid of the dark because a lot people are affraid of the dark.some people have to sleep with a light on before they go to sleep.
@ljbinkop (744)
• United States
12 Feb 09
No I am not afraid of the dark now. I say now because when I was a kid I was terrified of the dark and had constant problems falling asleep. I think I saw one to many scary movies or something! Now I can get up, go to the bathromm, go downstairs and make an omlette or whatever in the dark and I am not afraid! I do usually turn on the lights, though...
@annjilena (5621)
• United States
12 Feb 09
maybe it,s just a part of growing up why we are scared of the dark when i was little i wasn,t scared but my mom use to tell me thatif we was bad the witch will ride us tonight how about something was on me one night just riding me and i was wide awake but it was in the dark where this took place.
@arvaster (521)
• United States
12 Feb 09
I used to be afraid of the dark, but am not any more. I am actually kind of comforted by the dark when sleeping. I actually think that dim lights with weird noises around the house is the scariest because IF there would be something there you'd be able to see it and that would be so freaky. At least if it's dark and you are hearing weird things you do not have to confront it, maybe this is really stupid to think. But it's very calming at night :P
@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
12 Feb 09
hello annjilena i guess that i am really not afraid of the dark but i do like to have some kind of lighting on at all times after dark inside of my house. i do not want to fall over anything and hurt myself, nor would i want anybody else that lives here to fall over something and hurt themselves either. but at the same time, i do not want to walk anywhere after dark by myself. i would totally flip out if i had to walk alone at night time like that. so i guess that in one way, i am afraid of the dark and in another way, i am not afraid of the dark, if that makes any sense. lol and to answer your question, no i wouldn't want to walk around my house with my eyes shut and all of the lights out. take care and have a beautiful evening.
@annjilena (5621)
• United States
12 Feb 09
you do have to be very careful walking in the dark even around your house you can be hurt badly if you can,t see where you are going.
• United States
12 Feb 09
Walking in my own house, or my boyfriend's house does not bother me, because I am most comfortable in these places. I would not want to go wondering outside in the streets while it is dark, where I would not feel so comfortable. Basically anywhere unfamiliar I do not feel comfortable, so I doubt the dark would make me feel more comfortable haha. In my own house I can walk around all the obstacles in the dark with no problem whatsoever. I have even walked in the woods while it is night behind my house, I can navigate that in the dark even, you would think that I would be scared of it! I can't believe it myself haha. Scientists say that we do not fear the dark because of regular animals, but we got this fear from living in caves long ago, where rival cavemen groups would murder each other, so we fear murder, or humans in the dark rather than regular night lurking creatures!
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
13 Feb 09
oh I love the dark, even when I was a child, I loved watching scary movies in the dark.
@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
oh yes i am. i am a big guy but i am afraid of the dark. everywhere i go i always bring my flashlight. so i have one in my bag. as a keychain i also have a small flash light. i am so shy to admit but yes i am afraid. my wife can sleep with the lights turn off. from the time we lived together she complains she cant sleep for i sleep with the lights open. we sleep with a small lamp on. i think she got used to it already.... specially starting the day that our child was born for she makes sure she can see what is happeneing to him. so now we are all slleping with a little light coming from the lampshade.
• India
13 Feb 09
usually i am not afraid of the dark if i am in a familiar territory.. like my house or office.. but if i was in an unfamiliar place like someone else's house or i am lost somewhere dark, then i would definitely be terrified.. more than the fear of the unknown, it is the fear of bugs,spiders,snakes or anything dangerous that creeps me out... if i were to meet a ghost or something. i would actuallly be very interested... lol