December 22, 2023

One of my daughter’s college friends had to swing by our house to pick something up. This friend has lived her entire life in rural Minnesota, and was raised to believe that the city is scary and dangerous. We live in the city.

This girl was so afraid that she brought a friend and made her walk from the car up to our front door, even in broad daylight. She was too scared to leave her car.

I get that city life isn’t for everyone, but the level of irrational fear of cities astounds me.