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I Am Not Afraid of the Dark

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    I Used To Be Afraid Of The Dark. But Not Anymore.

    I used to be afraid of the dark. But not anymore. I find solace in the dark at times. Darkness is not to be feared if it is understood, revered, or even loved. Understanding enlightens, and en-light-enment sheds light Making the darkness void, illuminating the night. Like the...
    Scorpio1987 Scorpio1987 22-25, M Jun 7, 2012

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    I Am Not Afraid Of The Dark..

    I am not afraid of the dark, but I am terrified of nighttime. When it gets dark outside, and it's late at night and everyone else goes to sleep, I get really paranoid. I am afraid that I will die or something terrible will happen to me at night. During the day, I am fine. But as...
    kayae89 kayae89 22-25 Feb 4, 2012

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    The Dark Is My Friend

    It's funny, cause when I was a kid, I was really afraid of the dark, I was afraid of death, and the monster under the bed. Now I've made my peace with death as best I can, and I kicked that monster's *** for five years running, coming home drunk or high as a teenager, and he...
    Socklord Socklord 31-35, M 1 Response May 29, 2009

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    Cats' Eyes

    It's seldom truly lightless; there almost always is a thread of light, and I have eyes like a cat. So why should I be afraid?  I can always see well enough to navigate.
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Nov 27, 2012

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    Darkness

    I am not afraid of the dark. I have walked unlit highways, streets, etc. I am terrified of the darkness within.
    iwanttobewhereloveis iwanttobewhereloveis 56-60 Apr 26, 2009

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    I Love the Dark

    I always wait until I absolutely have to to turn the lights on in the morning. I get up before the sun comes up to go to work, so it's always dark when I get dressed. I have my dresser drawers organized so that I always know whatever I pull out is work appropriate. I also always...
    DelightfulBabe08 DelightfulBabe08 26-30 Sep 25, 2008

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    Not Me!

    I mean unless you're talking about a place with dangerous people or animals, that's a different story! But like the boogieman and stuff, I don't get scared of that.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 2, 2011

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    Darkness thrills me. It is where

    that which cannot stand the light of day exists. Danger, perhaps, excitement, naturally. Wrap me in your arms and take me away with you.
    Nixie1291 Nixie1291 22-25, F Jan 26

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    I understand every painful thing to ever happen

    to me. I have made resolve and found it to hold no catharsis or understanding or even slight release to my constant lingering sometimes extremely sharp pain. I see things. Dual realities, one were I see someone and another were I'm stabbing them. My history is littered painful...
    twistedrope twistedrope 18-21, M Mar 22

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    That Isn't Quite True. . .

    Sometimes I am, sometimes I'm not. It just depends on the time. After I watch a horror movie, for example, I'm afraid of the dark. XD But in general, just during a regular night, I can walk around a dark house, lay on top of the covers in a dark room, etc-- without worrying. I...
    RandomErr RandomErr 18-21, M Sep 29, 2013

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    I Have No Fear Of The Dark

    in fact i really love the dark and the freedom it gives you what i fear are the ghost the come eachnight when it gets dark from the past
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Jun 16, 2012

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    I see better in the darkness,

    light tend to hurt my eyes.
    goog987 goog987 26-30, M Feb 9

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    Afraid of the Light

    When I was very young I had a extremly high fever and thought the lights were burning me.  Since than I could not sleep in a room with light.  I would have nightmares if some light came under the door, I never used a nightlight.  Even today I am light...
    allofus allofus 46-50, M Apr 24, 2009

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    Don't Like It

    I don't like it, but am not afraid of it. I prefer the sun and light, so am not overly fond of the dark. My brother's terrified of it, and always has been. Every night I go upstairs and his light is still on. I've no idea whether he'll ever get over his fear but nodbody's...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Feb 15, 2008

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    I'm Not Afraid Of The Dark

    I'm not afraid of the dark  just afraid of what can happen in the dark when outside.
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 Jan 6, 2012

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    I am never scared when I go to bed.

    I mean, why would someone be killed in their sleep? Just go somewhere safer! Duh.
    Kim2018 Kim2018 13-15, F Dec 3, 2014

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    I Never Have Been..

    I was never scared of the dark. Not even when I was little. Monsters under the bed never scared me. I think the only thing I was scared of in the dark was the possibility of stepping on a lego or something that I couldn't see. My friends always thought (and still think) I am...
    psychicwolfchick psychicwolfchick 13-15, F Feb 14, 2013

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    I've Never Been Afraid Of The Dark

    i've never been scared of the dark... sometimes though i get a little weary after i watch a zombie movie but other than those rare occassions i'm not bothered by the dark at all.
    MERCIPOURLEVENIN MERCIPOURLEVENIN 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2009

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    Not One Bit.

    As a matter of fact if I have to get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom or anything I don't even bother to turn the lights on. Why should I? I know where everything is, don't need to waste the electricity to see it.
    katnipkitkat katnipkitkat 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2012

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    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter 41-45, F 36 mins ago

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    I just am, I love that darkness
    loneleyboy loneleyboy 13-15, M 1 hr ago

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    I found this forum through and internet search and i think it is so needed. We as dark skinned women are very much overlooked or seen as less than our lighter skinned counter parts...
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    For a long time, I've never really noticed my darker side but as I got older, I've started noticing it more and more. My light side is what you would say the more innocent side. I...
    odessa94 odessa94 18-21, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    My light side is a tender caring, hard working person. Not much for anything negative and quite honestly loves everyone and everything. But, the dark side of me I know more about...
    dzuniga770 dzuniga770 18-21, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I had a cruel past. Everytime I take a nap, series of fear will awaken me. 2 years ago, I was bullied. It started when I was 6 until I turned 17. I was bullied for 11 years. They...
    lavendermist07 lavendermist07 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    This old soul still roams Searching the edges of existence And me I am a gallivanter Time traveler Eons and eons and then some of the I AM Always seeking answers The truth...
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Just Once Just once in my Life. It would be nice If someone Was afraid Of Losing me I am always Afraid That I am going To lose someone I Love that someone will decide they no...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I can't be alone in the dark. I'm scared of what might be in the dark, then seeing something or hearing something I'm not supposed to. It's most commonly said that the fear of the...
    Roshiela Roshiela 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    They are very dark. I'm afraid to tell. I'm afraid of what someone would think so maybe I should just keep them to myself.
    Mrstrangeone Mrstrangeone 36-40, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am afraid. I am afraid of spiders, heights, death, all of it, all of the petty and more complex creatures, things, and instances, but that is of the least importance as of right...
    ASMRLegion ASMRLegion 18-21, T Jun 27

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    I keep discovering more about my innermost feelings. I was in bed. It was dark. My thoughts went to my girl friend who was still working late. At that moment I felt an immense...
    melki melki 66-70 Jun 26

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    I watch one bad horror movie and now I cannot sleep in the dark alone every time I want to sleep I must let some light in or make one of my siblings sleep with me. If am alone I...
    collegegirl20 collegegirl20 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 26

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    don't know if its depression but i haven't felt this way in a long time,i think i may be afraid to turn 30 a week from today? ; (
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 6 Responses Jun 25

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    Dark Angels, fallen from the light... Often plumb the depths of pain, to finally set things right. It isn't They're no longer good, nor that They've lost the fight... It's just...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    I can't believe that I'm not the only one who has this; I've always been afraid of them, but now that I'm older, I'm not so much scared as I am weary of being near them. For me, I...
    zydeko zydeko 18-21 Jun 23

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    Everybody has a dark side too with a light side!! but the fact is we get the brightest dawn just after the most darkest moment of night!!! #keepFaith #StayBlessed...
    pratikjain1992 pratikjain1992 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    I try to surround myself by people who aren't afraid to be themselves because a.) I could use the inspiration because I have a hard time being myself in front of others, and b...
    nerdfighter314 nerdfighter314 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    I recently got a request from my sister in-law to draw her a logo. I've been drawing for quite some time but I can't pull this together no matter how hard I try. What if I fail...
    kiraikou kiraikou 16-17, F Jun 22

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    I like cute things, I'm afraid of snakes But sometimes, I find myself thinking about playing with one. Having one big snake wrapping around my body and I like that.
    PinkyJess1 PinkyJess1 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    For everyone who is afraid- You can't spend the rest of your life being afraid of people rejecting you, and you have to start by not rejecting yourself, you don't deserve it. From...
    AnyaW AnyaW 13-15 3 Responses Jun 22

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    I had a dream which helped me realize I am afraid of scrutiny. I can't post things and leave them up because I heavily scrutinize everything I write. I don't just express what's...
    ReadyFreddieDarling ReadyFreddieDarling 26-30 Jun 22

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    I aint afraid,you only live once.
    Dracula14 Dracula14 13-15, M Jun 21

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    Are you afraid of growing old? I am. But it will be more bearable if you don't have to sleep alone. Hope this little story makes you smile. An older couple was lying in bed one...
    novembermoon novembermoon 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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