When we were young our parents would say, go out and play, but "stay where I can see you". It was for our protection. Our parents were aware of the imminent dangers in the playground, the perils and threats in the streets.
"God, don't you think I know how to live my life?" I got this! I'll call you when I need you. Surely there are others out there that need your help more. I'm doing OK. Am I?
My mom's council helped me to escape the danger that had been following me. I entered a safe place. It was a local restaurant who knew my family. I was escorted safely to my apartment.
Sometimes danger has a different face, we must be wise.
Be careful out there!