Listen to your Instinct – it’s not just a Phrase!

When someone says to you: “ Listen to your instinct “, it’s not just a phrase. There is a great deal of truth in that sentence waiting to be revealed. Inner instinct is something we often know to ignore. Sometimes that is the reason why we are in a not so good situation. Psychologists say that if you listen to your body and are aware of your own feelings, the chances of making a mistake are very small. If you feel that you or someone else is in danger, the senses send a stimulus to the brain to stay away from that situation or simply to take action to get out of that situation.

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Four teenagers found themselves in such a situation in Calgary, Canada. This event took place in 2015 in an underground parking garage in the Chinook shopping center. The four teenagers, Carsin Wright, Arnaud Nimenja, Starlin Reeves – Perez and James Hillema, were riding a skateboard that afternoon right there – in the underground garage. While hanging out there, the four teenagers noticed a drunk girl being carried by an older man. The girl screamed and shouted. She looked very bad, she was all dirty and had nosebleeds. The teenagers noticed this awkward situation and agreed that something strange was happening. When the girl was asked if she was okay, the older man first replied that he was trying to call her father, and then changed the story and said that he was her father. But the teenagers did not believe him and knew that something was wrong.

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What raised the alarm among the four teenagers was the moment when the older man took the young girl to the stairs in the parking garage and sexually assaulted her. Then the teenagers agreed that they had to take action and help the girl. The man tried to escape, so three of the teenagers went after him, while one of them, Wright, stayed with the young girl, who was not more than 15 years old. The three teenagers had a physical fight with the sexual assailant and despite the physical fight that lasted for a while, they managed to keep him until the police arrived. The man was later charged with sexual assault.
In Calgary, Canada, a traditional Chif’s Awards gala is traditionally held each year in which police pay tribute to citizens who have made the city a better and safer place to live. The ceremony paid tribute to the four teenagers who helped the young girl and saved her from the rapist. These four boys not only saved the life of this young girl, but also of all the future victims she could have if they had not intervened and the sexual assailant had not been arrested. Kudos to these guys, all credit for their courage and determination to help when it was most needed.

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So the next time you feel the need to help someone and your instinct tells you so, do not ignore it, because as we can see from this story, it is your instinct that can save someone’s life. Do not forget that!