But, in today’s day and age that is unthinkable. Even as we are in the house we tend to keep our doors locked. In addition, we need to put in surveillance systems and other such technology that help to ensure that our house and other possessions are well monitored even when we are not around.
Now, I totally agree that time have changed since our grandmother’s days. We do need proper locks and security systems. As we always discuss here… in the material world we need to act as per what is required (as a correct action/response) in a particular situation.
Globalization now puts us in contact with many people from very varied background than that is most familiar to us. But instead of being truly ‘inquiring’- trying to learn about that person, their culture and beliefs; many a times we go with depicted stereotypes, which at best are a few people’s experience- which even if true for most people, may still not be true for that particular individual (with whom you are dealing).
We need to protect and nurture our sense of adventure and wonder. Adventure is not about jumping off planes or climbing high cliffs- true adventure is to experience life with total and complete involvement. To experience what is… and this cannot be done if we are already influenced by our preconceived notions or we have already pre-set expectations.
Reflect within yourself to ensure that what is meant to protect and benefit you does not end up imprisoning you within the confines of dogmatic beliefs and automatic thought-less actions!!