Wednesday, July 21, 2010

How should we interact with strangers?

Who is that person sitting next to you on the bus? On the next Your Call, we'll talk about how we interact with strangers in public spaces--the grocery store, walking down the street, navigating the internet... Many of us are taught at a young age that "strangers" are not to be trusted. But why? And who exactly is a stranger? Should kids approach them differently than "adults"? Join us live at 11 or send us an email at What cautions should we take as we move through the world? How could we benefit from meeting people outside our normal circles? It's Your Call, with Sandip Roy and you.

Barry Korengold, San Francisco cab driver

Melinda Blau, author of Consequential Strangers

Antonie Del Bonta, program coordinator and instructor for KidPower

Click to Listen: How should we interact with strangers?

1 comment:

ali said...

Red Brocade

by Naomi Shihab Nye

The Arabs used to say,

When a stranger appears at your door,

feed him for three days

before asking who he is,

where he's come from,

where he's headed.

That way, he'll have strength

enough to answer.

Or, by then you'll be

such good friends

you don't care.

Let's go back to that.

Rice? Pine Nuts?

Here, take the red brocade pillow.

My child will serve water
to your horse.
No, I was not busy when you came!

I was not preparing to be busy.

That's the armor everyone put on

to pretend they had a purpose

in the world.

I refuse to be claimed.

Your plate is waiting.

We will snip fresh mint

into your tea.