|You have to be wary of peacocks lurking around the pool...|
It was very interesting the various reactions prompted by the news of gang-related issues the night before I left Vancouver to fly to Mexico for the 2015 North American Travel Journalists Association conference.
A friend of mine posted a CBC link detailing the news about violence on his Facebook feed. Another friend later posted the same link as a comment in one of my posts about heading to Mexico.
All I can say is, "Now hold on there, Baba Louie..."
Let's not get carried away here.
Before getting all worked up and cancelling plans for any trip, you have to stop and assess the situation logically and with a bit of perspective.
The following headlines might certainly make you want to cancel plans to go somewhere:
- "Children kept indoors after outbreak of drug-linked shootings"
- "Mounties investigate drive-by shootings"
Except those headlines are from recent news stories in Surrey, B.C. CANADA.
Does that mean you'll never go to Surrey? Or Vancouver for that matter? What if you live there?
|A peck on the cheek is quite continental,|
a parrot is this guy's new friend...
LIFE involves danger. Just going to the corner store involves an element of risk.
|To dance the dance of life, you have to overcome fear.|
But you'll die not having really lived.
As Franklin D. Roosevelt stated eloquently, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." So put down your fears, go out and live life.