Has the world really changed this much?

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Yesterday evening, I stopped to help a driver that had broken down. For a moment, fear entered my mind. It flashed by and then I drove up and rolled down my window to see if they needed any help. It was night with no moon. Their blinkers were on as they waited by the side of the road. “No help needed”, the man uttered, “we are waiting for a tow truck”. He thanked me. I felt good and neighborly. I thought, “this is what good Samaritans do”. But where had this feeling gone in recent years? And replaced with a tinge of fear? When I was a kid, we stopped and helped a man with a flat tire. Was my father fearful that we could have been hurt or robbed? We traveled cross country and broke down, but never feared. Cars flew by as I repaired my car and walked to get parts from the local station, but never in fear. Was I just naive, or has the world changed that much? Everyone, let me know your thoughts on this.

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I believe we have far more people in need than ever before, for whatever reason you want to choose. They seem to have no respect for themselves nor anyone else.  People's property is no longer off limits. 

Only today, we had a luncheon at our office and our broker 'staged' a robbery of several handbags, laptops and phones.  He then called each 'victim' into his office and told them they had been robbed because they had either left their belongings out in the open or had left their office door unlocked, etc.   This was not simply a mean trick but hopefully a lesson as we have been robbed twice recently.  The agents that were caught-out were furious but hopefully they will have learned a valuable lesson.

I don't feel you were naive - the world was much simpler years ago and we now have people roaming the streets who seem to have been raised by wolves!

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