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4th Aug '16 10:50:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* An aspect of this fits into the general aspect of hitchhiking and picking up hitchhikers. Hitchhiking was once considered a perfectly reasonable way for young people to travel, and it was considered bad hospitality to not pick up stranded travelers along the way. Now, the general feeling is to lock one's doors; both the hitchhikers and the drivers expect the other to be scumbags who will take advantage of them, attack them, or [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs take advantage of them and then attack them]].

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* An aspect of this fits into the general aspect of hitchhiking and picking up hitchhikers. Hitchhiking was once considered a perfectly reasonable way for young people to travel, and it was considered bad hospitality to not pick up stranded travelers along the way. Now, the general feeling is to lock one's doors; both the hitchhikers and the drivers expect the other to be scumbags who will take advantage of them, [[HostileHitchhiker attack them, them]], or [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs take advantage of them and then attack them]].
4th Aug '16 10:49:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* An aspect of this fits into the general aspect of hitchhiking and picking up hitchhikers. Hitchhiking was once considered a perfectly reasonable way for young people to travel, and it was considered bad hospitality to not pick up stranded travelers along the way. Now, the general feeling is to lock one's doors; both the hitchhikers and the drivers expect the other to be scumbags who will take advantage of them, attack them, or [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs take advantage of them and then attack them]].
** This is an example where the trope feeds on itself. As hichhiking has gotten to be less respectable, fewer and fewer "nice" people were willing to pick up hichhikers, which meant that it became even more dangerous and less respectable, feeding the cycle.
** Many an older person will tell you that you didn't have to be as careful a few decades ago as you do now, but it's hard to know if that's the NostalgiaFilter talking if you weren't there.
** Also depends on country. There are countries where it is more common, and thus safe, and countries where it's less so.
* TruthInTelevision: If you are not a criminal, and usually stay out of conflict, the person most likely to murder you is your spouse. It's the same for rape, with the majority of offenses being date rape. It's not so much the fact that strangers are nicer people, that would be InsaneTrollLogic, but due to psychological phenomenons, you could actually be safer around a random stranger than someone you are attracted to, or who approached you. [[note]] People who were victimized as children may subconsciously come to think of the red flags as signs of masculinity and thus be attracted to violent men. The other way round, psychopaths are known to be good at spotting people who are easy prey, i.e. have been traumatized before, or have no social network, and so on. [[/note]] Many a parent will agree that they have no problem with their child talking to complete strangers, like the lady behind the library counter or such, but would be very wary of someone who approaches the kid on the way home from school and introduces himself properly.

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* An aspect of this fits into the general aspect of hitchhiking and picking up hitchhikers. Hitchhiking was once considered a perfectly reasonable way for young people to travel, and it was considered bad hospitality to not pick up stranded travelers along the way. Now, the general feeling is to lock one's doors; both the hitchhikers and the drivers expect the other to be scumbags who will take advantage of them, attack them, or [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs take advantage of them and then attack them]].
** This is an example where the trope feeds on itself. As hichhiking has gotten to be less respectable, fewer and fewer "nice" people were willing to pick up hichhikers, which meant that it became even more dangerous and less respectable, feeding the cycle.
** Many an older person will tell you that you didn't have to be as careful a few decades ago as you do now, but it's hard to know if that's the NostalgiaFilter talking if you weren't there.
** Also depends on country. There are countries where it is more common, and thus safe, and countries where it's less so.
* TruthInTelevision: If you are not a criminal, and usually stay out of conflict, the person most likely to murder you is your spouse. It's the same for rape, with the majority of offenses being date rape. It's not so much the fact that strangers are nicer people, that would be InsaneTrollLogic, but due to psychological phenomenons, you could actually be safer around a random stranger than someone you are attracted to, or who approached you. [[note]] People who were victimized as children may subconsciously come to think of the red flags as signs of masculinity and thus be attracted to violent men. The other way round, psychopaths are known to be good at spotting people who are easy prey, i.e. have been traumatized before, or have no social network, and so on. [[/note]] Many a parent will agree that they have no problem with their child talking to complete strangers, like the lady behind the library counter or such, but would be very wary of someone who approaches the kid on the way home from school and introduces himself properly.

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4th Aug '16 10:48:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Literature/FireAndHemlock'', this is played totally straight; the only people who actively seek to harm Polly are those who know who she is. She gatecrashes a funeral, pretends to be part of the (large) family, and befriends an adult man, who helps her get out of the party before people notice she isn't family. Sounds dangerous? Only becomes dangerous because his enemies are now her enemies.

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* In ''Literature/FireAndHemlock'', this is played totally straight; the only people who actively seek to harm Polly are those who know who she is. She gatecrashes a funeral, pretends to be part of the (large) family, and befriends an adult man, who helps her get out of the party before people notice she isn't family. Sounds dangerous? Only becomes dangerous because his enemies are now her enemies.



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24th Feb '15 10:56:19 AM Gowan
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* In ''Literature/FireAndHemlock'', this is played totally straight; the only people who actively seek to harm Polly are those who know who she is. She gatecrashes a funeral, pretends to be family, and befriends an adult man. Sounds dangerous? Only becomes dangerous because his enemies are now her enemies.

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* In ''Literature/FireAndHemlock'', this is played totally straight; the only people who actively seek to harm Polly are those who know who she is. She gatecrashes a funeral, pretends to be part of the (large) family, and befriends an adult man.man, who helps her get out of the party before people notice she isn't family. Sounds dangerous? Only becomes dangerous because his enemies are now her enemies.
24th Feb '15 10:55:16 AM Gowan
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* In ''Literature/FireAndHemlock'', this is played totally straight; the only people who actively seek to harm Polly are those who know who she is. She gatecrashes a funeral, pretends to be family, and befriends an adult man. Sounds dangerous? Only becomes dangerous because his enemies are now her enemies.
24th Feb '15 10:51:31 AM Gowan
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* In the ''Literature/{{Hurog}} duology, this trope is sometimes subverted (Ward's younger brother ran away from the man Ward sent him to live with, because he didn't trust Ward, and thought strangers to be the safer option. Ward is perfectly trustworthy.), but also played straight a number of times - which this is justified by the number of scheming nobles. Random strangers ''are'' more trustworthy if a large number of people wants you dead because of who you are.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Hurog}} ''Literature/{{Hurog}}'' duology, this trope is sometimes subverted (Ward's younger brother ran away from the man Ward sent him to live with, because he didn't trust Ward, and thought strangers to be the safer option. Ward is perfectly trustworthy.), but also played straight a number of times - which this is justified by the number of scheming nobles. Random strangers ''are'' more trustworthy if a large number of people wants you dead because of who you are.
24th Feb '15 10:51:08 AM Gowan
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* In the ''Literature/{{Hurog}} duology, this trope is sometimes subverted (Ward's younger brother ran away from the man Ward sent him to live with, because he didn't trust Ward, and thought strangers to be the safer option. Ward is perfectly trustworthy.), but also played straight a number of times - which this is justified by the number of scheming nobles. Random strangers ''are'' more trustworthy if a large number of people wants you dead because of who you are.
24th Feb '15 10:42:38 AM Gowan
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The tendency of fictional works to assume that characters can talk to, share a room with, or travel with complete strangers without doing a background check or even a [[FailedASpotCheck basic spot check]] - and despite this, nothing bad will ''ever'' happen.

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The tendency of fictional works to assume that characters can talk to, share a room with, or travel with complete strangers without doing a background check or even a [[FailedASpotCheck basic spot check]] - and despite this, nothing bad will ''ever'' happen.
happen. Most common in P&P roleplaying, where common sense may be handwaved in order to get to start the adventure.
24th Feb '15 10:37:08 AM Gowan
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* TruthInTelevision: If you are not a criminal, and usually stay out of conflict, the person most likely to murder you is your spouse. It's the same for rape, with the majority of offenses being date rape. It's not so much the fact that strangers are nicer people, that would be InsaneTrollLogic, but due to psychological phenomenons, you could actually be safer around a random stranger than someone you are attracted to, or who approached you. [[note]] People who were victimized as children may subconsciously come to think of the red flags as signs of masculinity and thus be attracted to violent men. The other way round, psychopaths are known to be good at spotting people who are easy prey, i.e. have been traumatized before, or have no social network, and so on. [[/note]]

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* TruthInTelevision: If you are not a criminal, and usually stay out of conflict, the person most likely to murder you is your spouse. It's the same for rape, with the majority of offenses being date rape. It's not so much the fact that strangers are nicer people, that would be InsaneTrollLogic, but due to psychological phenomenons, you could actually be safer around a random stranger than someone you are attracted to, or who approached you. [[note]] People who were victimized as children may subconsciously come to think of the red flags as signs of masculinity and thus be attracted to violent men. The other way round, psychopaths are known to be good at spotting people who are easy prey, i.e. have been traumatized before, or have no social network, and so on. [[/note]]
[[/note]] Many a parent will agree that they have no problem with their child talking to complete strangers, like the lady behind the library counter or such, but would be very wary of someone who approaches the kid on the way home from school and introduces himself properly.
24th Feb '15 10:24:06 AM Gowan
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* TruthInTelevision: If you are not a criminal, and usually stay out of conflict, the person most likely to murder you is your spouse. It's the same for rape, with the majority of offenses being date rape. It's not so much the fact that strangers are nicer people, that would be InsaneTrollLogic, but due to psychological phenomenons, you could actually be safer around a random stranger than someone you are attracted to, or who approached you.

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* TruthInTelevision: If you are not a criminal, and usually stay out of conflict, the person most likely to murder you is your spouse. It's the same for rape, with the majority of offenses being date rape. It's not so much the fact that strangers are nicer people, that would be InsaneTrollLogic, but due to psychological phenomenons, you could actually be safer around a random stranger than someone you are attracted to, or who approached you. \n [[note]] People who were victimized as children may subconsciously come to think of the red flags as signs of masculinity and thus be attracted to violent men. The other way round, psychopaths are known to be good at spotting people who are easy prey, i.e. have been traumatized before, or have no social network, and so on. [[/note]]
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