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Daddy, Will You Leave The Light ON?
I was always afraid of the dark as a child. Were you?
Check under the bed, Daddy.
Check in the closet, Daddy.
Check behind the door, Daddy.
Monsters and the boogie man will get me, Daddy.
The darkness terrified me. The unseen evil that lurked. There would be no sweet dreams for me without the light.
What is it about the darkness that brings such angst to a child? You are big kid now, you don't need the light. At a certain age if you need to sleep with the light on, you are chastised.
Sleeping in the dark has to be acceptable at some point, but why? There seems to be this need to force children to accept evil.
When the innocence is gone, the programming has begun. As the light is removed, the darkness becomes bearable. Evil becomes the norm and the light is extinguished.
It all starts with the children being raised by parents that were raised by parents. In a society that places more value on material possessions. Innocence is a weakness.
We do not have to be taught morals. We do not need rules to live by. We are born into the light and forced to live in the dark.
Yet, in the end we are begging for the light, asking for forgiveness, doing all we can to avoid the dark. Why?
Why do we have to lose the light?