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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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'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 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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    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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    I see better in the darkness,

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

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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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    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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    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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    Why should you be afraid? That darkness is a part of you. You should just accept it. To be afraid of it is the same as being afraid of one of your own limbs. we all have darkness...
    alienatedvirus alienatedvirus 18-21, M May 8

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    I'm 20 years old and I'm still scared of the dark! It's kinda embarrassing to admit to people. I sleep with a light on outside my room. I can't sleep in darkness if I'm on my own...
    tvdlover1865 tvdlover1865 18-21, F Apr 29

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    I am a duality of peoples; cold and passionate; smart and stupid; light and dark. I have failed so completely to climb aboard a unified picture of myself that I simply present a...
    MrWinstonSmith MrWinstonSmith 22-25, M Apr 29

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    I am afraid of the dark. I am 23. It makes sense from an evolutionary stand point. It's not about being childish it's about not being able to perceive stimuli in darkness.
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 2 Responses May 7

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    because I am not fighting it. I am afraid of what I might encounter. Yet at the same time, I love the dark.
    BlackBloodDemon BlackBloodDemon 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 26

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    I embrace death as a part of life, death alone is not a frightening thought, however the thought of leaving those behind that you loved in life is a heart aching thought. But what...
    TheRebel28 TheRebel28 13-15, M 1 Response May 11

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    There is much to the human psyche we can't explain nor understand. I am spiritual, and enjoy the ritualisation of preparing for and going to synagogue for Shabbat. However, my...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 27

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    I'm not scared of darkness. I'm afraid of what's in it. >.<
    MissGorgeous MissGorgeous 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 30

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    I'm afraid to let it out of its cage There where reason why it was lock up I had to, you see. The pain was to great. I need to hide it and forget it. I wasn't ready for you. I didn...
    Masterskitten503 Masterskitten503 46-50, F 3 Responses May 2

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    I will not sleep in the dark even if someone is beside me or in the same room. I must have a light on to feel comfortable. I don't know what's lurking in the shadows. :P
    kristen1993 kristen1993 22-25, F 1 Response May 11

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    Tethered inside my mind with only a mere glance from a window of the freedom outside of it The horrors that manifest from within the darkest corners throughout do terrify A gloom...
    PrettyOldSoul PrettyOldSoul 41-45, F 3 Responses May 12

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    I am afraid of dark, well actually after watching a REALLLY SCAAAARY MOVIE!!!! At night I would just wrap myself in a blanket on the bed, sit near the headboard, switch on every...
    JtMe JtMe 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Help!! I am not afraid I just do not need it now I have a period that occurs every two months and I get to have had one yet I drink a lot of water but I always have I am heavy but...
    Sofia2526 Sofia2526 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    dark........ like seriously.
    GodsArte GodsArte 18-21, F 1 Response May 14

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    the freakishly sounds of the frickin' dark
    kayeheyII kayeheyII 13-15, F May 14

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    You want to know the truth? I am terrified of what the future holds for me. I won't keep that a secret, I am terrified. Terrified that one day I will grow old wondering where did...
    LaceyMarie114 LaceyMarie114 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am very afraid. I live in turmoil every single day. I depend upon a theory that I substituted my own definition for and this theory is “Mind Over Matter”. The substitution...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F May 1

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    I'm afraid of life. I mean who isn't ? Life is so mysterious that it's impossible not to be afraid. The difference between winners and losers lies simply in the reason that creates...
    MeAndMySelf98 MeAndMySelf98 16-17, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I baby shop for my cousins shower and always say to myself I will never be at the point where I will have a family. I want a family and am afraid it will never happen to me. I am...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 29

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    I suffered terrible night time asthma attacks as a child, before inhalers came along and I guess that was why I had to have a light on at night, but when I was about 12, I had to...
    treborsniknej treborsniknej 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 30

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    I hate how people always refer to light as good and dark as bad. I believe (you may consider me weird but) that when we are depressed, lonely, almost like we can't see anyone by...
    Maaren Maaren 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have been coming across a lot videos about a prophecy that many people are putting about an earthquake and then three days of darkness. They say that the Lord has told then to...
    Jessica7777 Jessica7777 41-45, T 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I believe that everyone has both a light and dark side. Being gender queer I perceive my male personality as darker than my female. For many reasons. But other than outward...
    bbybleu bbybleu 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 28

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    I've never met someone with such a light side and a strong dark side. I'm a very comforting person but my past is so dark it's hard for people to understand. especially since my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 12

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