Posted at 12.28.2018
In this world of dread, it is near to impossible never to fear something. Dread itself has been pumped through the internet, newspapers, and TV. It seems like the only path you won't be afraid of something, is if you are already dead. Everywhere we go, we have been faced with different types of worries: Arachnophobia (Worries of spiders), Acrophobia (The fear of heights), and Friendly Phobia (Worries of interpersonal situations) are some of the most frequent anxieties (About. com). Yes fear can be considered a great motivation; not trying to get yelled at from a parent or guardian for a low grade, not getting into a good school, losing a job, all help us press ourselves even that a lot more to avoid those situations. However the one big dread that I've got has made me try to the best of my ability to not be caught in virtually any situation with this "thing". Childish, yes, one of the biggest fears recognizes, also yes. If you haven't first got it by now, I am going to familiarizes you with my adversary; his name is Darkness. Ok after all the laughter ceases, I will describe more. A fear, yes, a phobia, you decide. As a child, I had been blessed and cursed with a great creativity, and that thoughts got me into both a great deal of opportunities and problems. The uncertainty of what is out there, the fact that people have to face it everywhere, and what society has educated me about the deep has created an extremely big dislike for the darkness.
Before my family would go to bed we patrol around the house to make certain the windows and doors are locked and make sure nothing at all looks unusual. Why do we do that? Because most offences occurring during the night. From rapes, to murders, and robbery, the optimum time for a perpetrator to do something is in the cover of night. "Offenders armed with a firearm, knife, or other thing used as a weapon in an predicted 22% of most occurrences of violent criminal offense" (Bureau of Justice Statistics). Yes a great deal of offences do happen throughout the day, but because we aren't in a post- apocalyptic society, people aren't aiming to be seen while they are simply breaking regulations. Because we naturally aren't cats, we can not see as well at night as we're able to throughout the day, so we are in in an element of vulnerability. I don't know about you, however, not having the ability to clearly see what's around me isn't my description of a great time.
Just like clockwork, the sun models, the moon increases, and on auto pilot, the world does that each day, 365 days a year. Living in California, sunlight is our closest friend. He's a consistent visitor to your "Sun shine State". But just like it is almost everywhere else on the planet, sunlight must set ultimately. Wither you are running from the authorities or your friend in a casino game of label, there's is obviously an opportunity that you can escape. I am saddened to say, that isn't the truth with the deep. Ironically we presume that because the sun has gone out, darkness can't touch us. Well ill toss you into a closet with no light and lock you in there's and you will inform me how that works out. Unless you you live on the sun, you will need to face the menace called "Night".
As we developed, we make an effort to scare ourselves and more with scary testimonies and movies. Each frightening and evil scene takes place night time or at least in a dark cemetery, a dark warehouse or various other dark and frightening place. Society as a whole supports the theory and the belief that darkness is scary. The myths of vampires tell us that we are only safe from them throughout the day time, a period when they are not able to feast. Werewolves turn out on the night time of a complete moon. Demons make offers at the crossroads on foggy pitch dark nights. From faith to Hollywood we are educated that darkness is bad and the light is good, (unless you are slowly about to perish, then you should avoid the light). Being a Christian, I understand that Christ is represented by the light, everything that is good and genuine, and that the Devil is represented by the darkness, exactly what is bad and evil, so normally I associate exactly what is bad and evil to the night. From our young ages, we are told and feel the comfort and the basic safety of the light
When we feel, or sense that people are in danger, our brains instantly reacts. It sends message that jump starts off the stressed system. Our body's in physical form respond causing faster heartbeat, swift breathing, and an increase in blood pressure (Teenager Health). Then we put together your body for physical action (such as working or struggling). This response is known as "fight or journey" because our anatomies get ready to either "fight" off the danger or take "flight", run fast to get away. Sometimes fear is set off by something that makes us hop or unanticipated (such as a loud noises), even whether it's not dangerous. Like I stated before, I have a wild thoughts, so my head likes to play methods on me. However when I am at night, my mind seems to have the upper side. All reason is trashed the screen, and Hollywood fact steps in. Am I deathly worried of the deep, no. Do I have less fun at night than others? I'm sure I do. The mere fact that there surely is an doubt of what is out there, you will always be faced with I, and what I have been shaped to be taught what darkness is, doesn't really help me with my dislike of dread. Yeah I like to day my friends during the night, but being only is another type of account. Has this article helped me with my "fears", no, but it was interesting to dig deep into why darkness makes me uncomfortable. I feel that it'll be me verses the wicked darkness till I perish; I assume we have to see who wins.
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