Monday, November 20, 2006

Don't talk to strangers

The past two days I re-learned a very important lesson. Do not talk to strangers. My favorite author Robert Fulghum emphasized this one in his book "All I need to learn, I learned at Kindergarten".

I will not go into details about what happened. After coordinating simultaneous activities within a week, I also realized that one can not control things that will happen. It is a jungle out there and the only way we can make sure that our children will be safe is to teach them basic truths that will help them survive. Do not talk to strangers. Do not accept candies from people you do not know.

Things could be very basic but sometimes we forget as we grow old. But this basic truth is still applicable even if you are 7 years old or 70 years old.

So when do we learn how to trust people? Trust and good judgement come hand in hand. At the end of the day, I learned that I can not always be with my child but I hope and pray that she will remember the words that Nanay told her. Basic truth-- do not talk to strangers.

2 comments:

Radical Hapa said...

your favorite author is a Unitarian Universalist Minister!

Daisy said...

Hi Joseph! Thanks for visiting.

By the way, my favorite singer is a Rastafarian!

see my friendster account :O)