It is human nature to fear the unknown. I recall a song from my youth that included the line, “You don’t know which way the wind blows, so how can you plan tomorrow?” A fitting set of lyrics for South Dakota where the wind constantly blows and constantly changes directions.
I was walking home as a child, and a strange man claiming to know my father offered me a ride. I hesitatingly said “yes” despite feeling scared and being previously warned by my parents. The adult unknowingly intimidated me. Thankfully, he took me home safely as promised.