The stranger - interesting story with unexpected ending!

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The Stranger

This is very interesting and not the ending I had expected!!!!

A few years after I was born, my Dad met a stranger who was new to our small Texas town. From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer and soon invited him to live with our family. The stranger was quickly accepted and was around from then on.

As I grew up, I never questioned his place in my family. In my young mind, he had a special niche. My parents were complementary instructors: Mom taught me good from evil, and Dad taught me to obey. But the stranger...he was our storyteller. He would keep us spellbound for hours on end with
Adventures, mysteries and comedies.

If I wanted to know anything about politics, history or science, he always knew the answers about the past, understood the present and even seemed able to predict the future! He took my family to the first major league ball game. He made me laugh, and he made me cry. The stranger never stopped
Talking, but Dad didn't seem to mind.

Sometimes, Mom would get up quietly while the rest of us were shushing each other to listen to what he had to say, and she would go to the kitchen for peace and quiet. (I wonder now if she ever prayed for the stranger to leave.)

Dad ruled our household with certain moral convictions, but the stranger never felt obligated to honor them. Profanity, for example, was not allowed in our home... Not from us, our friends or any visitors. Our longtime visitor, however, got away with four-letter words that burned my ears and made my dad squirm and my mother blush. My Dad didn't permit the liberal use of alcohol. But the stranger encouraged us to try it on a regular
Basis. He made cigarettes look cool, cigars manly and pipes distinguished.
He talked freely (much too freely!) about sex. His comments were sometimes blatant, sometimes suggestive, and generally embarrassing.

I now know that my early concepts about relationships were influenced strongly by the stranger. Time after time, he opposed the values of my parents, yet he was seldom rebuked... And NEVER asked to leave.

More than fifty years have passed since the stranger moved in with our family. He has blended right in and is not nearly as fascinating as he was at first. Still, if you could walk into my parents' den today, you would still find him sitting over in his corner, waiting for someone to listen to him talk and watch him draw his pictures.

His name?...... .. .



We just call him 'TV.'

(Note: This should be required reading for every 1!)

He has a wife now....We call her 'Computer.'

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The stranger - interesting story with unexpected ending!

  1. 1. The Stranger
  2. 2. <ul><li>This is very interesting and not the ending I had expected!!!!    </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>A few years after I was born, my Dad met a stranger who was new to our small Texas town.   From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer and soon invited him to live with our family.   The stranger was quickly accepted and was around from then on… </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>As I grew up, I never questioned his place in my family.   </li></ul><ul><li>In my young mind, he had a special niche.   </li></ul><ul><li>My parents were complementary instructors: Mom taught me good from evil, and Dad taught me to obey. But…  </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>But the stranger... he was our storyteller.   </li></ul><ul><li>He would keep us spellbound for hours on end with adventures, mysteries and comedies.  </li></ul><ul><li>If I wanted to know anything about politics, history or science, he always knew the answers about the past, understood the present and even seemed able to predict the future!   He took my family to the first major league ball game.   </li></ul><ul><li>He made me laugh, and he made me cry.   </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>The stranger never stopped   talking, but Dad didn’t seem to mind.    </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes, Mom would get up quietly while the rest of us were shushing each other to listen to what he had to say, and she would go to the kitchen for peace and quiet. (I wonder now if she ever prayed for the stranger to leave.) </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Dad ruled our household with certain moral convictions, but the stranger never felt obligated to honor them.   </li></ul><ul><li>Profanity, for example, was not allowed in our home... Not from us, our friends or any visitors.   </li></ul><ul><li>Our long-time visitor, however, got away with four-letter words that burned my ears and made my dad squirm and my mother blush. </li></ul>
  8. 8. My Dad didn’t permit the use of alcohol. But the stranger encouraged us to try it on a regular basis.   He made cigarettes look cool, cigars manly and pipes distinguished.   He talked freely (much too freely!) about sex.   His comments were sometimes blatant, sometimes suggestive, and generally embarrassing. 
  9. 9. <ul><li>I now know that my early concepts about relationships were influenced strongly by the stranger.   </li></ul><ul><li>Time after time, he opposed the values of my parents, yet he was seldom rebuked... And NEVER asked to leave.    </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>More than fifty years have passed since the stranger moved in with our family.  He has blended right in and is not nearly as fascinating as he was at first.   </li></ul><ul><li>Still, if you could walk into my parents’ den today, you would still find him sitting over in his corner, waiting for someone to listen to him talk and watch him draw his pictures. </li></ul><ul><li>His name?...  </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>We just call him... .... ‘TV’ </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>He has a wife now.... We call her ... ‘Computer’ </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Number of murders seen on TV by the time an average child finishes elementary school: 8,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Number of violent acts seen on TV by age 18: 200,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Percentage of Americans who believe TV violence helps precipitate real life mayhem: 79% </li></ul>Nearly 80% of unwanted exposure of youth to pornography occurs in the home! Of students aged 13 and 14 from schools across Alberta, Canada, nearly 60% saw pornography on TV. 70% of children aged 8 -18 years have accidentally come across pornography on the internet.
  14. 14. 9 out of 10 children aged between 8 and 16 have viewed pornography on the Internet. In most cases, the sex sites were accessed unintentionally when a child, often in the process of doing homework, used a seemingly innocent sounding word to search for information or pictures.
  15. 15. <ul><li>Be a good parent. </li></ul><ul><li>Guide your child to the righteous path and save him from the evils of the Television and computer. </li></ul>Spend quality time with them and be their source of “clean” entertainment.
  16. 16. <ul><li>Teach them knowledge and wisdom. </li></ul>Give them time. Teach them morality and spirituality. Be their best friend. And their guide.
  17. 17. And, be a proud father when you see your child succeed.
  18. 18. <ul><li>This message must reach every house and every family. So, please share it  </li></ul>

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