Disciplining Me Like 'Black Boy'
As I was reading the book "Black Boy", I found something that reminded me from way back when I was a kid and still very stupid. I didn't know whats wrong and right but atleast now I do. The boy, Richard Wright, gets scared because he found out one of his cousins died in the bed he is sleeping on. This left him a scar on his mind so harshly that he couldn’t get any sleep at all. This relates to me because my grandma gave me a mental scar for a couple of years through mental discipline. She would lock me in the basement and shut off the electricity so I couldn’t turn on the light. Ever since those punishment, I was scared of the dark until I was around 10 years old. I would see things floating around in the ceiling corner and it would seem to me like a ghost. Soon after I figured out it was all in my head and the scar finally closed up and healed up. I’d finally get some sleep as well and it was probably the best sleeps in my life, similar to when Richard Wright slept on the sofa and he had a good night sleep even if he had no cover and was cold.