I greeted a little girl and she ignored me and ran away at the same time

Girl running away
Shot in Jakarta, Indonesia ©Tetsu Ozawa
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There are many things that have changed since I was a child, and it seems that discipline in greeting is one of those things that has changed. When I was a child, it was considered perfectly fine to greet people loudly and clearly, but it seems that today's children are not taught to do so. It seems that children today are not taught that way, and are taught not to return greetings even if they are greeted by an adult they don't know. I was a little surprised.

Is it because there are so many crimes against children these days? In order to protect children from crimes, it is believed that the correct way to deal with unknown adults is to cut off all contact with them. What I saw and heard were stories from Tokyo, but the situation may be the same here in Jakarta.

When I said "Hello" to a girl I met on a street corner in Jakarta, she turned her head to the side and ran away. I don't know if she is being told to ignore strangers when they greet her, or if she is being told to run away when she sees a suspicious person, or both.

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Mar 2021 INDONESIA PEOPLE

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PHOTO DATA

No

11841

Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

March 10, 2021

Modified On

November 10, 2021

Place

Jakarta, Indonesia

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF

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