Thursday, June 08, 2017

Are Strangers a Benefit or a Cost?

If you trust the world, strangers add to your diverse treasure of interesting experiences.

If you fear the world, strangers cost you an expensive evaluation of their threat.

1 comment:

Mac said...

It seems to me that there must be some filter. To treat all strangers as a benefit is downright crazy dangerous. My personal standard is this: I trust a combat veteran until he demonstrates that he is untrustworthy. I do not trust anyone else until he or she proves to be trustworthy. Of course that is not a singular or universal test, but it is mine and has stood me in pretty good stead over the past ten years. I would be interested in knowing if there is any research into standards used by others.