Point to Ponder: Many a time we find ourselves at a crossroad where we feel that getting into trouble with our parents is more dangerous than the trouble we may have to face in the world outside. -- Natasha Badhwar
Story Line: * Source: Does your child feel safe with you? by Natasha Badhwar in livemint.
Most people of my generation have stories from their childhood when they strayed away from their parents in a public place and were lost for some time.
Perhaps it was a more familiar world then, and parents were less paranoid about the safety of their children. In my version of this incident, I got lost along with a younger cousin in the streets of a small town...........
Reflection: I saw this excellent post on Facebook by a very good friend, Dr. Hema Hirlekar, from my college days in Bombay and felt it was worth sharing. Even though most of the readers may not have experienced such issues, this type of behavior trap is not culture specific; I have seen it in many places around the world; on the overpass in Hongkong, on the street in Paris and Fantasyland in Disneyland. Over the years some friends and I have shared our own surrenders to Fear giving illusion of control and eventually resulting in failures.
It is difficult to change past but if in anyway this article can help change even one person's future then it will be worthwhile.
Remembering last week's reflection's PTP with slight addition in parenthesis.
So many of us chose our path (actions) out of fear disguised as practicality (love and care). -Jim Carrey