Originally posted by Huganurse
The one thing I noticed and was talking to my friends about last week was how everyone seems to be more selfish than ever before.
Huganurse, I agree 100%. People are scared. I think we have kicked in to a survival mode - Fight vs. Flight syndrome for sure! We no longer trust, we no longer give the benefit of the doubt so easily anymore. Is this bad? Yes and no. The world has become so dangerous now. Buyer beware. Parents beware. Women beware. BEWARE. I don't let my 6 year old daughter play in my backyard, which is walled and fenced in, without my 138 lbs Rottweiler out there with her. I know. Doesn't make sense does it? Walled AND fenced in yard and I still don't want her back there by herself. I can't keep my eyes off her. Play outside with other kids? Heck no. What if a parent or sibling of those kids is a molester? Sell girl scout cookies door-to-door? HECK NO. In 1979 I sold cookies alll over my neighborhood by myself. I was 13. At one home, 8 blocks from my house, the people invited me in for milk and cookies. I sat and talked to them for hours. Nice couple. No way in he11 that will happen today.
One more thing - I had dropped my daughter off at daycare, was driving to work when a girl ran up to my car at a stop sign. She was about 10 years old, crying, saying a dog was chasing her, could I please give her a ride home? I hate to say this, but I didn't want to do it. I kept thinking, what if someone sees this child get in my car and calls the police thinking I picked her up? What if they think I'm abducting her? What are her parents going to think when they see me pulling up with their child in my car? Well, I did take her home and I was so nervous the entire time. When I pulled up in the driveway my heart was pounding so hard thinking of how to explain to these people what happened and not to be alarmed. I pulled up, the girl jumped out, I got out ready to give an explanation, and you know what? The parents just said, "thanks" and that was it!! I almost got offended that they didn't question me or why I had the child in the car. Oh well. But, that's how times have changed.... :stone