Fortunately, the Boogie Man is not real. You could call his name three times in the bathroom with the lights off but he won’t come. But for many, they still wouldn’t do it because why risk it?
Often, we create phobias and supply a narrative to reinforce them. Compliance can only work in the presents of fear. Hence, why we show up to work on time. We fear the boss, losing our job and healthcare, and not being able to support ourselves and others. But that fear isn’t real as say a golf ball flying towards your head or turning into oncoming traffic. It isn’t imminent–only imaged.
We create all sorts of things that are not real only to supply a narrative to keep it going. When we can flip the lights on, then we can see.