Darkness: Why are we afraid of it?

Darkness: Why do we fear it?


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Darkness creeps up behind us everywhere we look. It lives in every part of us. Wherever we go, darkness is there. When the sun sets, when we turn off the lights, and even when we go to sleep, we submit ourselves to the blanket of darkness. But why are we afraid of it? Is it because we fear the unknown, the inescapable, or simply because that’s what we have been taught to fear?