Urban Legends

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Urban legends are usually laughed at, or looked upon as a campfire story. What people don’t know is that we can learn some very important morals from urban legends. They can differ in story, but they usually have one thing in common, they have a moral to the story. Whether it be true, or false, the morals of urban legends can benefit you in your daily life. Urban legends have been passed down from generation to generation, and over time the stories change but the morals stay the same. Some of the things you learn from your parents as a kid comes from morals that are also tied into urban legends, such as; not trusting strangers, picking up hitch hikers, and wandering off on your own. The average child growing up, doesn’t know right from wrong, and is accepting of almost anyone they come by. Therefore, they don’t understand the concept of why you shouldn’t trust strangers. As we grow older we tend to forget the little things, there is an urban legend that has a moral that helps remind us of why we shouldn’t trust strangers. The urban legend is about a woman who went in the mall to go shopping, and when she returned to her car she realized that one of her tires was flat. So she puts her shopping bags in the car and grabs the jack out of her trunk and prepared herself to change the flat. Moments after she begins to change the flat a man who is dressed in a suit and tie wielding a briefcase approaches the car, and says to the lady, "I noticed you're changing a flat tire. Would you like me to take care of it for you?" Gratefully the woman says yes. As the man finishes up replacing the tire he dusts off his hands and puts his briefcase and the jack into the trunk of her car. He then asks the lady if she would give him a ride to the other side of the parking lot to his car. The lady begins to arise with suspicion on why he is on the other side of the parking lot then…...

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