Here, in America, two common phrases we teach our children are “Stranger Danger” and “Don’t Talk to Strangers.” The phrases are simply meant to dissuade children from talking to people they don’t know.
Why do we fear strangers? Strangers represent the unknown to us. And we fear the unknown and what we don’t understand.
But as for me, I fear what I know. Because people I have let close to me have hurt me far greater than any stranger.
We allow ourselves to be hurt by others and we put value on words and actions from those individuals we allow to be close to us.
There is risk in never knowing a stranger.
There is also risk in trusting no one and finding ourselves alone, forever, without any friends.
This one is laced with a little humor, but the Rowdy one is right. The key to life is being dynamic. And just when you think you have all the answers to life, situations change and usually very quickly.
Share with me your quote concerning dealing with life’s ups and downs. Remember to link back to my blog so I can check it out!
I have been nominated to participate in the Quote Challenge by Ginni Deville. Besides being a lovely lady, Ginni is also a very talented writer. I’d encourage you to visit her blog and interact with her. She’s very witty and I’ve enjoyed her friendship.
As Rebbit knows, I usually march to the beat of my own drum on the challenges and this will be no different. So, here are the rules!