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Monday, June 19, 2017

TWO DOGS AND VIDEO SURVEILANCE

Question Of The Week 6-19-17

What makes you feel safe?

It's a nice thought....'to feel safe'......I wonder how many of us do feel 'safe' anymore. I fool myself every night when I check the doors and windows into believing that now I am 'safe'. I change the batteries in the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and tell myself now I am 'safe'. I keep emergency response numbers beside the phone so I can be 'safe'. The fire extinguisher in the kitchen screams out "you are 'safe' with me on the job". Everyone puts up their 'safeguards' but are any of us really 'safe'? When we feel the 'safest' is likely when we are most vulnerable.

Thanks a lot OSC. Now I don't feel safe anymore. LOL
Oh I AM sorry...I didn't meen o be a 'Debbie Downer'...really I didn't. I guess this latest spate of terrorism activities and natural disasters and horrible events caused by lack of human concern has kind of gotten me down. I shall rise above it. Dang it!!!!
That's okay. I was just kidding. I feel your pain...that goes around the world.

Interesting question. I thought about it and realized I am sometimes aware of a feeling of being unsafe but most of the time I am blissfully unaware of danger.
I felt that way in our small community for quite some time until suddenly we have had a rash of home robberies in the rural area near me.

I do what I can and put myself in God's hands and yes, I feel safe.

Excellent answer CITW. I try to do that also but sometimes it isn't east to let go and let God

The truth is that I rarely feel unsafe. I live in a town where most people never lock their doors. I can walk around alone at night and only meet friends. I do wear a road ID and I have roadside assistance, but beyond that, I generally always feel safe.

Good for you Lisa. Our town is small but is notorious for spawning robbers. Supposedly many generations.

What is safe? I probably am very pragmatic. I do what I need to do to be cautious but am fully aware it can all go to hell in a handbasket even if I am being very careful.

You are so right. I cannot list all the times my safety has gone to hell in a hand basket.
I am with Tabor. So much of what makes me safe (or more accurately unsafe) is out of my control. I do what I can, and live in hope...
Once a hostage in a bank robbery and once home alone while my home was being broken into, I know we are not safe, but I also felt a strong sense of safety regardless of the outcome.
I guess I feel safe too easily and am too trusting. We'll see if that works out.

It is better to be trusting but definitely being more and more difficult.
I've always felt safe, anywhere, anytime.
Until now. The upstairs tenant is bullying towards an elderly neighbor and generally disruptive causing anxiety among the rest of us.

After reading your blog post I know more of the story. This is a horrible situation and I pray it ends well and soon.

I don't think I ever feel safe given the circumstances of our society and the world. Violence can erupt anywhere at anytime. We do have a German Shepherd, an alarm system, and hubby and I have carry permits. These things only make me feel safer than I would feel without them, but I don't believe anyone is safe. 
It is a terrible kind of fear because I grew up without fear. We left doors unlocked and slept with windows open. I will never forget when my dad came home in a terrible sad state because he had to lock the church for the first time in his many years as a preacher. The year was 1961.

I grew up in Manhattan (early '60's) so we've always felt a need to take matters into our own hands in order to feel as safe as we could be. That included a series of deadbolts, locked doors at all times, a healthy vigilance, etc.

We moved to Florida in 1968 and our Florida relatives joked about us locking our cars under our own carport. We've just never felt the kind of safety that the more rural places felt in the old days. It's always been a part of my life.
Really Cube, I would think Florida would be just as dangerous as Manhattan

I never hard a thought about not being safe. I guess I take it for granted that my husband checks things for the house. LOL.
Munir, I never thought about fear as long as Ron was alive. Husbands always offer a special calm.

The last time I visited my sister, we went shopping in the nearby town of Thomasville, Georgia (a charming town). I was running into a shop to return something quickly and she stayed in the car with the motor running and the windows rolled down. "Don't you need to lock the doors and roll the windows up?" I asked. She laughed and shook her head, saying I had lived in the city too long.

I don't really feel that safe in Atlanta, but I take steps to be careful.
I watch too many detective shows. It's those people in those charming towns who are always featured as victims of crime.




29 comments:

  1. It's a nice thought....'to feel safe'......I wonder how many of us do feel 'safe' anymore. I fool myself every night when I check the doors and windows into believing that now I am 'safe'. I change the batteries in the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and tell myself now I am 'safe'. I keep emergency response numbers beside the phone so I can be 'safe'. The fire extinguisher in the kitchen screams out "you are 'safe' with me on the job". Everyone puts up their 'safeguards' but are any of us really 'safe'? When we feel the 'safest' is likely when we are most vulnerable.

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    1. Thanks a lot OSC. Now I don't feel safe anymore. LOL

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    2. Oh I AM sorry...I didn't meen o be a 'Debbie Downer'...really I didn't. I guess this latest spate of terrorism activities and natural disasters and horrible events caused by lack of human concern has kind of gotten me down. I shall rise above it. Dang it!!!!

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    3. That's okay. I was just kidding. I feel your pain...that goes around the world.

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  2. Interesting question. I thought about it and realized I am sometimes aware of a feeling of being unsafe but most of the time I am blissfully unaware of danger.

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    1. I felt that way in our small community for quite some time until suddenly we have had a rash of home robberies in the rural area near me.

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  3. I do what I can and put myself in God's hands and yes, I feel safe.

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    1. Excellent answer CITW. I try to do that also but sometimes it isn't east to let go and let God.

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  4. The truth is that I rarely feel unsafe. I live in a town where most people never lock their doors. I can walk around alone at night and only meet friends. I do wear a road ID and I have roadside assistance, but beyond that, I generally always feel safe.

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    1. Good for you Lisa. Our town is small but is notorious for spawning robbers. Supposedly many generations.

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  5. What is safe? I probably am very pragmatic. I do what I need to do to be cautious but am fully aware it can all go to hell in a handbasket even if I am being very careful.

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    1. You are so right. I cannot list all the times my safety has gone to hell in a hand basket.

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  6. I am with Tabor. So much of what makes me safe (or more accurately unsafe) is out of my control. I do what I can, and live in hope...

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    1. Once a hostage in a bank robbery and once home alone while my home was being broken into, I know we are not safe, but I also felt a strong sense of safety regardless of the outcome.

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  7. I guess I feel safe too easily and am too trusting. We'll see if that works out.

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    1. It is better to be trusting but definitely being more and more difficult.

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  8. I've always felt safe, anywhere, anytime.
    Until now. The upstairs tenant is bullying towards an elderly neighbour and generally disruptive causing anxiety among the rest of us.

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    1. After reading your blog post I know more of the story. This is a horrible situation and I pray it ends well and soon.

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  9. I don't think I ever feel safe given the circumstances of our society and the world. Violence can erupt anywhere at anytime. We do have a German Shepherd, an alarm system, and hubby and I have carry permits. These things only make me feel safer than I would feel without them, but I don't believe anyone is safe.

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    1. It is a terrible kind of fear because I grew up without fear. We left doors unlocked and slept with windows open. I will never forget when my dad came home in a terrible sad state because he had to lock the church for the first time in his many years as a preacher. The year was 1961.

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    2. I grew up in Manhattan (early '60's) so we've always felt a need to take matters into our own hands in order to feel as safe as we could be. That included a series of deadbolts, locked doors at all times, a healthy vigilance, etc.

      We moved to Florida in 1968 and our Florida relatives joked about us locking our cars under our own carport. We've just never felt the kind of safety that the more rural places felt in the old days. It's always been a part of my life.

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    3. I never hard a thought about not being safe. I guess I take it for granted that my husband checks things for the house. LOL.

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    4. Really Cube, I would think Florida would be just as dangerous as Manhattan.

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    5. Munir, I never thought about fear as long as Ron was alive. Husbands always offer a special calm.

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    7. I think Tampa has become more lawless over the years. When we moved down here in 1968, my family laughed at us because we locked our doors and even our cars on our own carports. Now they think we were prescient.

      I can't help thinking that unless you count gator attacks and snake bites, Manhattan is still more dangerous than Tampa. We have a lot of crime and some of it has gotten pretty gruesome, but we have way to go before we rival New York City in that department.

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  10. The last time I visited my sister, we went shopping in the nearby town of Thomasville, Georgia (a charming town). I was running into a shop to return something quickly and she stayed in the car with the motor running and the windows rolled down. "Don't you need to lock the doors and roll the windows up?" I asked. She laughed and shook her head, saying I had lived in the city too long.

    I don't really feel that safe in Atlanta, but I take steps to be careful.

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    1. I watch too many detective shows. It's those people in those charming towns who are always featured as victims of crime.

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  11. My walking stick...an un-concealed weapon! :)

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