There is also this wonderful adage that says you can't push out the darkness. You can only bring in the light. If you're in a closet, and it's a dark black closet, there's no way to push the darkness out. The only thing you can do is try to ignite or illuminate it somehow. Or look for a flashlight. Or matches – that would work too. And the only way to get into a darkened & miserable man’s heart – much like a closet door – is to break it down. An old-fashioned hand axe works pretty well for that.