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    Fearless or Friendly

    Oddly enough one of my friends likes to compliment me in what can be called paradoxically jealous. He said, I was fearless.

    The circumstances was I went and talked to someone while he didn’t. Often times I strike up conversations with people I find intriguing. I didn’t want anything but just to say hello.

    My Friend, on the other hand, puts a lot of thought into how things benefit him and tries to make calculations on whether it is worth it to meet someone new.
    I didn’t see it as being “fearless,” but just being friendly. I explained this to my Friend who didn’t get the benefit of saying hello to a stranger. Although I just decided to take the compliment and keep being fearless (friendly).

    I told my Friend, sometimes you just have to do nice things and not want anything in return.

    I told him a story from a movie “The Fisher King.”

    ly saw a man alone and in pain. And he asked the king “What ails you friend?” The king replied “I’m thirsty. I need some water to cool my throat”. So the fool took a cup from beside his bed, filled it with water and handed it to the king. As the king began to drink, he realized his wound was healed. He looked in his hands and there was the holy grail, that which he sought all of his life. And he turned to the fool and said with amazement, “How can you find that which my brightest and bravest could not?” And the fool replied “I don’t know. I only knew that you were thirsty”

    Alex P. Michaels
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    • For the title of your story friendly or fearless, I believe that you are both. Not many can go up to people and start a conversation with someone you have never met before. I was just like your friend. I never said good morning to anyone on the street or talked to anyone because I found it very weird to just talk to people I never knew or had to find a way in order to relate to them if i built up the courage to start a conversation. I remember as a young child my parents being islanders always told me that I should treat anyone with respect to also to gain respect. I found myself then saying good morning to anyone I saw and realized they were not replying to me so then I called it quits because I thought people were just rude or blatantly ignoring me. Then, in the future i realized it actually didn’t matter if i got a response or not because you never know who needed the good morning in their life. Hopefully, more people can become both friendly and fearless when it comes to talking to people.

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