Are you afraid of darkness?

@borhan (1345)
United States
October 26, 2009 11:54pm CST
Most of the people do not like darkness. In my childhood, i used to be afraid of darkness. If you ask me, why? I did not know. But still i have some disliking to darkness. I feel quite uneasy with darkness. You are afraid of darkness?
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• Pakistan
27 Oct 09
Yea i got afraid from darkness actually whn i was kid, i got this darkness fear as soon as i grew i cant b able to remove this fear some times i tried to sit in dar at night but i feel horror i feel giants around me i feel thives around me i feel killers around me n so onnnnnnn butwhen i switch on the light that was just my fear nthng else,
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@borhan (1345)
• United States
27 Oct 09
Ha ha ha.. In this case you are to keep either the light on always or you may plan for a torch light to be kept always beside your pillow. Have a great day.
28 Oct 09
I havent really been afraid of the Dark as i cannot sleep in the Light i have to sleep in pitch black nothing else and i cant sleep in the dark. I dont like walking around the street on my own but if im with a froup of friends and there is a large ammount of us then i feel less scared but other than that im not afraid of the dark.
@yobilo (25)
• United States
27 Oct 09
Sometimes I get a little scared when i'm in the dark, but most of the time I don't mind it..
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@borhan (1345)
• United States
28 Oct 09
It is related to mental state, friend.
@colu41 (273)
• United States
27 Oct 09
It's weird because, I can honestly say SOMETIMES, I am actually somewhat afraid of the dark. BUT, I love being in the dark because I love the feeling of being somewhat scared, or anxious, and have that adrenaline. I love It! That's why I'm so addicting to all the ghost shows! I wish I could do it!
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@borhan (1345)
• United States
28 Oct 09
Sometimes fearing dark, not too unnatural. It takes place with most of the people. Thank you.
@Brad2289 (185)
• United States
27 Oct 09
I can be uneasy in the dark especially after I have watched a scary movie or something of that nature. Most of the time i am fine though. Why would you be afraid of the unknown when what is known is much scarier.
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@borhan (1345)
• United States
28 Oct 09
You are brave. why do we fear? i can say about my one, i do not know. Fearing is a habit, i think. Have a great day.
@snowy22315 (47357)
• United States
27 Oct 09
Not really, but when I first moved to my current house out in the country, I was afraid because it gets really, really dark here at night. There are no street lights. I used to live in the suburbs near a major city and there were streetlights on all the time, It gets reallly dark here but I am generally used to it at this time.
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@borhan (1345)
• United States
28 Oct 09
Due to our habit of urban life, we are too much habituated with lights, that is another reason of feeling uneasy in complete darkness. Thank you.
• India
27 Oct 09
Oh yeah, i know the feeling man. I'm not particularly afraid of darkness but a feeling of dread envelopes me always when I'm in the dark. I see things, and i hear things. I know it isn't a rational fear but i just can't explain the feeling of loneliness in the dark. Darkness is known to traumatize millions of children and this fact is used well in horror movies too. They cultivate the fear of the dark. I tend to keep one light on always so the room isn't completely dark. One recurring sight i see in the darkness is the girl from ring with her hair down moving towards me. I mean i tell myself it isn't real, its from a movie yet my heart beats faster and i move faster to get into a room with light on in it. Fact: The darkness phobia is known as Lygophobia.
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@borhan (1345)
• United States
28 Oct 09
Thank you for the terminology Lygophobia. It is not much necessary to assess the rational part of fear. It is just a fear.
@voldrox (7205)
• India
27 Oct 09
Hi borhan Yes like you i have a disliking towards darkness, i think it is because we can't see the surroundings and we can't expect much out in the darkness, it is especially fearful when you have a wild imagination! and i guess i have it!... neways, have a nice day borhan!
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@borhan (1345)
• United States
27 Oct 09
Great friend. Infact fearing dark is not a big weakness, isnt it? Have a good day.
@dods33 (119)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
I Never afraid Of The Darkness. I Made Some Expectation To Find Any Darkness Elements at Midnight I Found Nothing If There I WAnt To Convrsate Them Or Do A Challenge.
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@borhan (1345)
• United States
27 Oct 09
You are a brave person. Its great.
27 Oct 09
No. I'm not afraid of darkness. I feel a sense of calmness in darkness. I like that mood. I like myself being alone in the dark, just me, sometimes talking to myself, spending sometime with myself, which we don't get these days due to our daily schedules.
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@borhan (1345)
• United States
27 Oct 09
You have different dimension of enjoying darkness. Thats great.
@binysky (34)
• China
27 Oct 09
why do we aspire to a bright? this is the people do not like darkness.darkness give us more unhappy ,it make us easy to get lost ,don't seen the world to clear,don't found the self ,so we feel quite uneasy with darkness.
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@borhan (1345)
• United States
27 Oct 09
love hate, light dark, good bad, yin yan all these are natural affairs. Have a great day.
@SQD444 (679)
• India
27 Oct 09
hey there,,, well there are a lot of people who are afraid of darkness.. i dont understand why is that .. we can understand why kids are afraid of darkness but i still cant understand why adults are .. am not afraid of darkness.. it hink its reallyt nice to listen to some music in the darkness.. it just takes me to some other world...
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@borhan (1345)
• United States
27 Oct 09
Visiting other world by listening music in dark is a nice thing. But for no good reason, children are afraid of darkness. At some cases, that fear remains even once someone grows up. Happy mylotting, friend.
@kaerfaima (103)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
well....there's nothing to be afraid of darkness....what's with you people???
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@borhan (1345)
• United States
27 Oct 09
No problem with us, friend. It was in our childhood. now no more in general. ha ha. But i am telling truth, in my childhood i was afraid of darkness. Have a great day.
• India
27 Oct 09
No,i am not afraid of the dark, but I do feel funny being at home alone.I am not afraid of sleeping alone.I need complete darkness to sleep and always sleep in total darkness the darker the better.I get scared staying alone in the dark or the house after watching scary movies. I'm trying to shy away from horror movies.
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@borhan (1345)
• United States
27 Oct 09
So, better dont enjoy those movies after dark. At the same time you will not those at daytime also. Have a great day.
@stee09 (102)
• Ireland
27 Oct 09
Hey Borhan, To be honest I have never ha d a problem with the dark. Even as a little kid my brother or sisters would as my mom to leave the bathroom light on so it wouldn't be to dark i never really saw the point in it. I no it's kind of weird but sometimes it can be peaceful in the dark example being if you have a head ache lie down in a dark room and it will be gone in no time.
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@borhan (1345)
• United States
27 Oct 09
Yes, for releasing stress, sitting idle in a cool and dark place is a very common practice. You are somewhat brave, i find. Never feared the darkness, great!
@rohmatsw (219)
• Indonesia
27 Oct 09
hi borhan... I never afraid of darkness there are nothing to make you afraid with those condition.. just positive thinking about it
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@borhan (1345)
• United States
27 Oct 09
Oh, i find you a brave person. Thats great.
@buping (954)
• China
27 Oct 09
hi brorhan, i am also afraid of darkness, and i was also the same with you that i was very afraid of the darkness. but i know the reason, that there is no safe at night, i always considered that there was ghost or something scared in darkness. now i also afraid of darkness. and i would let the light on at night if i am at home alone.
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@borhan (1345)
• United States
27 Oct 09
Darkness depicts all bad things. thats why children are afraid of this. I also keep the lights on, once i am home alone. Happy mylotting.
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
When I was a child I was scared of darkness. Maybe it was caused by ghost and monsters stories and I can't help feeling that they are lurking in the dark. I don't feel that wau anymore and can not actually pinpoint a particular point in life when I have recovered from this fear, maybe it happened gradually as I mature and begin to understand the nature of things. I can say that I am not afraid of darkness anymore but in a new environment, I will find darkness somehow eerie. I don't mind darkness in the privacy of my own room. In fact I would prefer it that way. enjoy!
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@borhan (1345)
• United States
27 Oct 09
But friend, i have still some irritation about dark No good reason, i dont feel much easy with that. Thank you.
@ivbsav (194)
• Indonesia
27 Oct 09
in darkness we can't see anything, our eyes can't be functioned, when the input is dark, we can't discern anything .. that's why God created sun to us.
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@borhan (1345)
• United States
27 Oct 09
Quite scientific explanation. Darkness is a natural event. Thats why sun rises and sets. Thank you.
@Sreekala (22957)
• India
27 Oct 09
Hi borhan, Yes I do, if I am in my native place. Now I am living in a city and there is no question of darkness and if there is no electricity then it may be darkness but I don’t scare this darkness. In my native there are lots of trees around our house and if we look outside in night we will feel scare. When I was staying there I didn’t scared it but now on visit I really scare that darkness and I too don’t know the reason.
@borhan (1345)
• United States
27 Oct 09
Home town or your childhood place is the basic place where you will suffer from it, if you would have been fearing there in your childhood. That is a relational habit. Once you go there, that old fear topic arises. Thank you.
• India
27 Oct 09
I don't fear darkness. Children are unnecessarily scared with darkness. But i believe children should be taught to face darkness without fear right from the time they are kids. Darkness may be the time for illegal and heinous crimes and people who do it should fear it. Otherwise why should one be afraid of darkness. We see the beautiful moon and start lit sky only in the this darkness. A positive approach should be created for every child to get rid of this fear of darkness.
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@borhan (1345)
• United States
27 Oct 09
Most of the cases parents and other seniors of home are responsible for this. As to discourage their unnecessary movements, most of the time we tell them that there are ghosts or giants in the darkness. Happy mylotting.