December 1, 2017 10:43am CST
Let's face it, the world we live in is becoming more and more dangerous day by day. The things we could do freely - say thirty or forty years ago -are out of the question in these times. I remember those times (I was in my late teens) when I would accept rides from strangers instead of getting on the bus - and no harm ever came to me. These days I would never do something like that - even if I didn't have my own transport. Can you think of one or two things which you did fearlessly years ago, but won't dream of doing now?
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• Green Bay, Wisconsin
Call me fearless. The things I did back then, I still do today. The things I didn't do then, I still don't do today - I didn't and never have hitchhiked for instance. I also have a fear of heights, so nothing involving heights crosses my path willingly.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
@Kandae11 No. If I see it from the top, it would have to be from the plane taking me to Paris. Or from the coziness of my computer where I know you can do anything, including skydiving, another thing I would never do.
more evil people now compared before. maybe the internet has a bad effect on the brain of people these days. much polluted now more people , traffic everywhere. people are more irritated these days. yes i also took risk when i'm still a teenager before, i dont care. but now i have to be careful, i just dont trust peoples faces these days.
• United States
Truly not a thing crosses my mind. I was this way pretty much all my life. My friend would not let me in their houses if it were not clean. They knew I would be uncomfortable. Now I go in someone home and my skin crawl but I try not to say anything. Before I could not help it. That is the one thing for me.
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
i was not allowed out of my parent's sight. I do not have anything to share that i did that would be dangerous these days. But for a while in the last years of my mom's life she would give strangers rides who asked her. I old my sister who i think put a stop to it as she was furious my mom would do that in this day and age
• Derby, England
I would never pick up a hitch hiker these days and certainly would hitch hike myself. I also wouldn't go some places alone at night by myself. I wouldn't let my grandchildren go of by themselves whereas my own children would go off into the village alone to play with friends.
That would be most unwise in these times. I don't know if what I did is the same as hitchhiking, - because I have never ever stopped a car and asked for a lift. While standing at the bus stop or on my way there, cars would stop and I would be offered a ride - sometimes I accepted and sometimes I didn't. I had no fear of anything happening to me and nothing did.