A little girl is lost, looking around, crying and scared wanting rescue. You are a guy across the street. Do you help?
An excellent question. The other questions I put down at this time are just funny questions and this is the serious one... just waiting for something worthwhile in a discussion...
If a man goes up to the child, a "cardinal rule" is broken. NEVER TALK TO STRANGERS. Yet, if he doesn't go up, the girl suffers... being lost. And, the guy leaves her to her horror. The horror of being lost and no one to help...
It revolves around the idea that if a child is lost and some male stranger is there, should they help them? Strangers hurt children... we know this. So, children should never trust strangers. Yet, they suffer, for know one is there to help them.
Except for a perceptive guy who sees it. It could be anyone. A father himself, a brother of a girl, or just a stranger who cares.
Should they do this? Approach the girl and help them Yet, if they do, aren't they showing the child that it's OK to talk to strangers?
Should a man turn his back on them so they suffer because the idea of horrible strangers are there and it's best to say.. ALL STRANGERS ARE BAD? For the sake of the child, that is
Even though there are two types of men, those who really want to help and those who do not, how can a young child know the difference? Wouldn't they believe that any guy who helps them is OK? Couldn't that confuse the very purpose of that "cardinal rule?"
Are own media shows caring guys as horrible people. WE and Lifetime, show caring guys as sexual preditors just ready to devour your children. Which becasue of that, it appears best to allow a child in need to be left alone to suffer, even though a capable guy is right there. Someone who can explain to them about strangers..someone who can show them the way to find for themselves what to do when being lost.
1. Find a business with signs that appears to be a business for they can call the police.
2. Find a home with kids toys in the front, for most likely they are able to stmethetic to a lost child.
3. Or, find a well kept yard, at least.
I guess in our world, guys can not do that. Our world shows them as destructive preditors... finding children and hurting them.
So, the question is this... because of our present society we have today, should a guy leave a child... especially a female child to be frightened and aimlessly look ofr rescue becasue they know that strangers can hurt them... especially male strangers?
If so, should it be? Why? If not? Why?
Let's discuss some answers...
Thanks for the replies within the last 30 minutes while I was elaborating on the question. It shows how much you care. I hope that elaborating on it shows the question in a more detailed light...thanks...