A world without strangers?

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    Jun 09, 2011 7:04 PM GMT
    While parents often tell their children "don't talk to strangers," I wonder about the wisdom of not talking to strangers as we become adults. How on earth are we going to reach out to others and make friends and lovers with people if we are carrying over this attitude as adults? Maybe it's a good policy if we found ourselves in a hostile neighborhood, but, really, in our day-to-day lives what's wrong with speaking to a stranger to say hello or giving a few words of encourgement. Do we have to wait until we see someone dying on the pavement before we can recognize them?

    What would the world be like if Jesus, or Gandi, or Martin Luther King had never spoken to strangers?

    I know, many will say, but what if I speak and they mistake kindness for weakness? They'll hurt me or take advantage of me. Take a chance! If your shy, well I would say try to overcome this little by little. Just my take on this thing called life today.
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    Jun 09, 2011 8:31 PM GMT
    Lol Antjock! Great song and great comeback.
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    Jun 10, 2011 1:06 AM GMT
    I would reply to this thread, but my mommy told me not to talk to strangers. icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 10, 2011 11:24 AM GMT
    Hi Ant
    I speak to a lot of people in my day-to-day activities. What I experience is a mixed bag, from equal friendliness, a smile, a weird "are you crazy look", and many who just ignore me. So be prepared for rejection if you try this approach.
    Every once in a while I will meet someone who even has a brief conversation with me. Ever see the movie "10 Items or Less?" I really like the character that Morgan Freeman plays and I relate to it. Have a wonderful day!
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    Jun 10, 2011 8:41 PM GMT
    vincent7 saidSo be prepared for rejection if you try this approach.

    This doesn't sound too uplifting, but I wanted to say that I encounter a "mixed" bag of responses including people who aren't friendly at all. That's okay and I think the level of friendliness today is much less than when I was younger. Thanks for your input
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    Oct 01, 2011 1:20 AM GMT
    ....is a world without free will.