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The wonderful stranger may be anyone going everywhere, who believes he is civilized and fully aware of his status. Then, as a civilized being, he can’t create fear around him. He must instead generate a feeling of trust in others by the tone of his voice, his body posture, his gestures and his deeds.
He believes in values.
His primary values happen to be biological; for, they constitute the building materials, the foundation of his being. A body is a person’s temple. Without proper treatment, evil will invade it
He combines the Aristotelian idea of God being the prime Mover with Sartre’s suggestion according to which we are suddenly conscious of being on the boat of life.
The first idea move pushes us forward or backward, with no guarantee of happiness.
The idea of being a lost traveler implies a personal endeavor to have a better and more pleasant journey.
The wonderful stranger remembers the profound advice given by the female philosopher, namely Simone De Beauvoir: there are certain stands that admit no middle course. Either you are for an atmosphere of evil or against it; either you want everybody to at least satisfy their primary needs or disprove such idea; either you are for hatred, violence, crime, prejudice or against them.
Then, doctrinally speaking, the wonderful stranger may hardly go wrong. He genuinely believes that all men, women, children, are his brothers, sisters and children.
They must have some characteristics and qualities that make them deserve his brotherly and paternal love and concern.
This is his duty to help them out; and it should be theirs to reciprocate. He believes that he has enough of everything to give a helping hand to the needy; for, a dollar in my pocket may mean nothing for many, but it means a fortune for the homeless.
One doesn’t have to wait until he becomes famous, extremely wealthy to start being a solace to others. Fame and wealth may never come around in someone’s lifetime. And many, when they reach the mountain top, suffer a great deal of forgetfulness.
As the time goes by, the wonderful stranger develops some kind of sixth sense to decipher the inexpressible in others and their needs, and to act accordingly.
As he said to his protégée (a waitress), “Miss, you must always practice the goods. By the end of the day, you will feel great joy to have fulfilled your duty as a human being.