Another Good Read: The Gift of Fear
I have seen several posts on this site that mention instincts, gut feelings or the hairs on the back of the neck. A few years ago I came across a book that discusses those concepts. It’s called “The Gift of Fear” by Gavin De Becker. He discusses the fact that human beings are capable of picking up on signals or circumstances in our surroundings tell us we are not safe. What we do with those instincts often means the difference between a successful escape and becoming a victim (life or death). When we see a “sketchy” hanging around in the parking lot, we in turn watch him a little closer. The fact that we are watching him will indicate to him that we are probably not a soft target. He in turn decides to leave us a lone. Your standard sheeple will use logic to justify ignoring the potential threat. “This is a safe neighborhood.” “Bad things only happen to other people.’’ Or he is completely oblivious. The BG senses that and another police report gets created. He also discusses other types of threat assessments such as stalkers and disgruntled employees and gives recommendations for dealing with those situations. He discusses how restraining orders can be as useful as a brick wall or as dangerous as pouring gas on a fire. While this book does not address carrying a gun, it would be a very good read for those of us that do. I highly recommend it.