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Are you afraid of the dark? If so, why?


What is it about the dark that makes people afraid? Do you think it is culturally dependent or universal to all cultures that many people are, to some degree, afraid of the dark?

 

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CraftytotheCore says

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    Laura Schneider 4 years ago

    You are most definitely NOT ridiculous! You are brave for admitting your fear of the dark. Why not sleep with a nightlight on (no law against it)? Then you're never totally in the dark. You might even get better quality sleep with a little light. :-)


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    Laura Schneider 4 years ago

    I was hoping SOMEBODY would love the dark! :-) You are correct, all of your other senses "come alive" in the dark--I love that feeling. I have to be in a place where I feel safe otherwise I just get nervous, such as walking after dark alone. Cheers!


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    Laura Schneider 4 years ago

    Cool thoughts, T.T., thanks for sharing! I love meditating by candlelight, but next time I'll try it in total darkness (silence I can't control in the city :-( ). I bet it makes a huge difference! Love the reference to cave dwellers, too. Cheers!

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    Laura Schneider 4 years ago

    I'm the same way, most of the time. Bedtime is the one exception--under the covers, I feel safe and protected and can turn off all lights. Thanks for commenting, ChitrangadaSharan!

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    Laura Schneider 4 years ago

    Night blindness sounds scary! I think you're right about people feeling vulnerable when they cannot see. I wonder if we have any totally blind Hubbers who can explain how they feel about the dark? That would be fascinating to know their experiences!

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    Laura Schneider 4 years ago

    That would be really scary!! I wasn't scared of walking in the dark until my friends/family kept telling me it was dangerous and to stop doing it. Since then I've been nervous unless my dog (black Lab) is with me (she's very protective, HUGE bark!).

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