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Are You Afraid of the Dark Shh What was that I didnt hear anythingwaitwhat is that Youre camping out with your friends in your backyard one muggy summer night You were confident and excited as your evening began Suddenly when your friend begins to hear noises you think you hear them too Its dark outside your tent and you cannot see anything around you You are ignorant to your surroundings Since you are unsure what could be lurking in the dark you begin to believe that anything could be out there Youve heard the campfire stories Could they be true Is it the boogie-man a werewolf or the villain from the latest slasher movie From your ignorance fear is born The next thing you know you and your friend are sprinting through the crisp grass into the safety of your kitchen and the prior plans of camping out are thwarted If you had only known there was just a cricket outside your tent or understood the sounds that fill the night your problems would have floated away in the misty night air It is human nature to fear what one does not understand When people do not understand something they look to superstition to help them understand it To explain the creation of the world or other natural phenomena early civilizations created myths Though these tales were far fetched it gave the ancient peoples comfort to have an explanation for the world around them Other times things get out of hand and man surrenders to fear which can result in disastrous effects In 1692 when problems arose in Salem Massachusetts the Puritan colony didnt understand them and couldnt fathom the cause for their troubles Unfortunately as recounted in Arthur Millers The Crucible The Puritans succumbed to fear and ignorance and resorted to superstition blaming their problems on witchcraft Due to the miracles of modern medicine people of today understand the nature of germs and viruses
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