Category: Thoughts

Afraid of the dark?

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Some time ago, a friend asked me a pretty simple question(or so it seemed). The question is this “who is more foolish, a man who is afraid of the light or a child who is afraid of the dark?” I didn’t know what to say, so, I gave him one of my ‘get out of trouble’ answers- it depends. He caught me and asked again ‘depends on what?’ Trust me, I was caught off guard.

Then, I started thinking about it  and guess what, I came up with more questions than I did answers. It maybe kinda normal for a child to be afraid of the dark; I was afraid of the dark at some point in my life though I had pretty baseless reasons. The question now is why a full grown man or anyone for that matter will be afraid of the light. I came up with a couple of probable answers, the most reasonable one is this; anyone who is afraid of the light definitely has something to hide.

But then again, don’t we all have things we’d rather not talk about, if we do, does that make them secrets and if they are secrets, are we then all afraid of the light?  After all my pondering, I could not help but think that I was right aftreall and it all depends on WHY we are afraid of WHAT.