6-year-old Jason woke up with a sense of adventure. It was sunny, and he was in a good mood. He got out of bed, washed, swallowed his breakfast and threw his backpack on his shoulder. His mom shouted “Be Careful”. And Jason went to school.
Jason looked up at the teacher. Mr Glowsburry was looming above him like a mountain over a little daisy flower. The teacher was looking directly at the drawing, which Jason had worked on for the last 30 min. The teacher said: “Be Careful”, Don’t cross over the lines!
Jason jumped over a log. His Boy Scout instructor shouted to him: “Be Careful”, you might break your leg!
At sunday school Jason loved the story sister Matilda told with such a pure passion. The conclusion of the story was: Always “Be Careful” when crossing the street. Since that day Jason always looked three times before stepping on the street.
At the age of 35, Jason stepped out of his office cubicle and started walking towards the door. He has spent the last 15 years in the same, government job with good benefits.
“Be Careful”, he said to himself. You might lose your job. His friend just got fired for a minor outburst of anger.
Jason once told his friend that he would want to travel and see India. He was always fascinated with Indian culture, especially cuisine. His friend told him: “Be Careful”. In India, there are germs everywhere, and you might get killed by extremists. His friend watches TV a lot, and his advice must be true. Jason never went to India. He went on a cruise to Bahamas instead.
Jason wanted to start a business. He had this great idea about a software that would automate a particular, utterly mundane office task. He was really excited about it. His associate said to him : “Be Careful”, You might lose all your money on something like that. Jason never started a business. He kept doing the same mundane task for another 20 years.
The cemetary smelled with freshly dug out soil. The hole was 6 feet deep. Father Benjamin looked at the men lowering the casket. There were more of them than usual and they were still struggling: “Be Careful”, he whispered to himself.
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