Do you remember the phrase from the early 90’s: “NO FEAR”? There was a time when every t-shirt seem to have this phrase printed on it. Then I remember at the same time along came the “X-Games” on TV, and then followed up very quickly with all the reality shows that seem to have no end. Here in the 21 century we have even taken this “REALITY” thing past its natural process and bad things are happening.
What do you believe about your own safety?
Where did you get this belief?
Does this belief serve you today where you work, where you live, where you play?
These answers change as we move through the seasons of our life.
Any college coed will tell you where the “box” is with the blue light which is her lifeline to safety.
Where is your blue light?
Are you safety skills learned from a television show?
Whose your buddy after dark?
I believe a healthy does of fear is good for your personal safety.
Be aware at all times where you are and what is going on around you.
Here’s a little exercise you can do any Saturday where you live. Go to the local place where lots of people gather. Perhaps it is a mall, a grocery store, a downtown hot spot or a city street full of busy people. Look around, what do you see? You see people totally focused on the device they are holding in their hand and they are not paying attention to what is going on around them. This is a dangerous state of being.
If you life and your relationships are all wrapped up in a mobile device, you are not living, you are really connected but you are totally disconnected to the world and life around you.
Several years ago, I coined a word: Technoisolation. That means exactly what I just described. Becoming totally self absorbed in the mobile device in lieu of real relationships and connections.
Don’t get me wrong here, I love innovation and new immediate ways of staying in touch, but not to the exclusion of living, being and awareness of the world around me.
So what about you?
What do you believe about your own personal safety?
What could you do to improve it just a bit?
How could you become more aware of where you are at any given moment and what is going on around you?