Do you talk to strangers?

stranger asking to become your friend - a stranger asking us to become his friend
India
June 16, 2008 10:10pm CST
i am told by my parents not to talk to strangers.i don't know why?maybe they think strangers are going to kidnap me. i think we also are strangers to them and we are not going to kidnap them. sometimes strangers may become your bets friends. so do you talk to stranger? please write in your opinions.
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34 responses
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
17 Jun 08
haha.. That's only when we were kids, our parents will always tells us not to talk to strangers as we are still young and they are scared that something might happen to us.. But as we grow up, we learn more things and experience more of the ouside world, have more frenz, all strangers are no more strangers.. Actaully strangers and friends are just 1 fine line.. ONce u start talking to them, friendship is slowly developing ^_^
@Abby123 (261)
17 Jun 08
YEAH thats what I find and its so good finding out what someone does with there life
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
17 Jun 08
yup.. Even all frenz started out from being strangers, and what's the deal deal about it when we have already grown up?? hehe.. even if it's not safe, i guess it's also time for us to learn how to judge ple too ^_^
@ashly1979 (1376)
• United States
17 Jun 08
NO! It scares me sooooo much! My Mommy always told me to keep away from strangers!
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@Abby123 (261)
17 Jun 08
Im ok here though I think that maybe is when u are a young un.
• United States
17 Jun 08
Sure, I talk to strangers all the time. You never know what you're going to learn from someone you don't know.
@ldeooh (35)
• China
5 Jul 08
i live in china it's widespread in china that don't speak to strangers. when i was a little child ,my parets told me that don't believe strangers,they may kidnap you. does this normal in other countries? does it show something?
• Philippines
30 Jun 08
When your parents told you that, they are only looking after your safety. Just be careful when dealing with strangers and always guage yourself in all possibilities. But, if you think a stranger is really asking for a genuine help then extend help to them but if you feel that's abusing, you better start to distance yourself to them.
@jerrly (74)
• China
29 Jun 08
My parents said that to me also when I was young and now that I am old enough I understand why my parents did asked me or my brother or my sisters not to talk to any strangers...you know what? For some safety reason! The world is full of strange people...strange things, etc. I guess our parents are asking us to be careful and not just anyhow get into something which is not good... I live in a strange world lol! You many wonder why??? It's really hard for me to understand people when they are speaking in their own language he he he! But I am trying my best to learn the language lol!
@fwangaa (3058)
• China
28 Jun 08
the same with you. if we don't talk to strangers,the same the strangers don't talk our,we will not friend in society .
@liuqian (476)
• China
28 Jun 08
Yes,of course.Without talking to stranger how can you make friends?I believe most of people in the world is kind and what we should do is just be a little careful.Kidnap?I think it's not so easily.If i don't know someone very well,i won't go along with them. Through talking to stranger,you can make a lot friends and broader your view of life.Because they have diffrent experience with you.Through talk, you can learn a lot.But i won't talk to a stranger if i think he is not so kind.
• China
28 Jun 08
depend on where is the place. if in store i will.but rarely.for i know there are most cheater in the world.when you talk to them,they will use hallucinogen to you,then you will lose your mind.follow them do everything they want.i often keep a meter away stanger when i was talking to him.
@ajayrekha (491)
• India
28 Jun 08
I never talk to strangers. I feel talking to strangers can be harmful as I never know who he is. I can not put myself in risk by dealing with strangers. I also make new friends by choosing only among those strangers who come in my contact due to some new work or through some friend.
• Indonesia
18 Jun 08
It depends on where I am at the time. I wouldn't want to talk to strangers when I'm alone in the middle of nowhere. When I'm at the place I know well and there are lots of other people around, then it's no problem. You never know who you could meet each day in your life
• India
18 Jun 08
It depends on the situation, time, area, every where you will get many strangers, when you tavell in the train we meet many stranger, we talk to them and some times we make very good relationships,we meet here online many strangers some times you get very good friends, who may touch all the time even you dont know about him aor his real face too, but you want to become very close to them because their activities, or their response towards to you. But some times you have carefull about stranger, who may give you trouble, they may come with bad manner. so find out with your mind and face them which way they talking with you, there is no harm to make friends with normal stranger who can give the real friendship forever.
@piasabird (1737)
• United States
17 Jun 08
Everyone is a stranger before they become a friend. :o)
@Abby123 (261)
17 Jun 08
I love it me,I would chat with a lampost if it answered me ,I chat to everyone n anyone and im never really worried who they are .
@chennai_b02 (1735)
• India
17 Jun 08
I don't think that there is nothing wrong to talk to the strager.. Even if you are going out somewhere for tour.. with your family members.. if you are not able to locate the particular place, we suppose to ask any of the stranger only to know the route.. we will not find any of our friedns in those area.. We will not get the friends and relatives in all over the world, may be after asking for the route we may become a friends. You can take the example of Schools and colleges, on the first when you enterinto the New School and a colleges do you hold more friends there..?? no.. the possibilities are very less.. May be in colleges you may have some friends, incase if you study in the same location of your school, even if you change your college from the new place,you will not get any friends over there.. All are Stranger only.. But When you come out from the Schools & Colleges... just think.. how many friends you have.. how many thickest friends you have.. So, always the straingers will become friends.. All the very best.
• India
17 Jun 08
Hi antony ! I don't talk to all strangers, i fear for most of them. sometimes when am travelling in train or bus, if i feel comfortable with the fellow passenger, i talk to them. If they seem to be rude and disrespectful,i dare care for them. But Indians are good i believe, so most of the time i become friendly to them Otherwise i don't get friendly to any other strangers, how it happens. Good Day!
@subha12 (18453)
• India
17 Jun 08
in childhood my parents used to tell the same. i still have some thing taht i really do not start talking with strangers. it takes some time before i can talk.i want to judge the person.
@Erratic (724)
• Australia
17 Jun 08
Living in a small town there are not very many strangers here. But if I see one in the street I always say "G'day".
• Philippines
17 Jun 08
i was taught by my parents too not to talk to strangers. anyway, even if i am not told so i don't think i will too. here in my place got lots of bad people who tried to harm innocent ones. it is really dangerous to talk to someone you do not know even if they are dressed well and look good too. so whenever i was walking on streets i always avoid talking to strangers. maybe strangers can be friends but on a right place and with a right person.
• Canada
17 Jun 08
I don't usually initiate conversation with someone I don't know, but if a stranger speaks to me I always reply. I've had some good conversations with people while waiting for the bus.