Beyond the Self Defense Tweets:
I post self defense messages on Twitter almost daily. Starting today, for those who don’t use Twitter, I will write super-short blog posts to go Beyond the Tweet. They are randomly chosen from the list of previous tweets.
Vigilance drops when we are hungry, angry, sick, & tired. Criminals see those as vulnerabilities. Don’t make them so!
Beyond the Tweet:
It’s easy to throw our shoulders back, keep our eyes and chin up, and present a strong confidence when we are feeling healthy or self-satisfied. But an illness like H1N1, a relationship break-up, or other life stresses can make us so inwardly focused we miss much of what is around us.
Serial Killer Ted Bundy admitted he targeted women who acted unaware of their surroundings and situation. Predators and criminals don’t usually focus on people who will pick up on their predatory body language or who seem like they might put up a noisy fight. A “victim” profile to them searches for perceived vulnerabilities.
Criminals and predators don’t keep bankers hours, so no matter how you feel, vigilance can’t be a sometime thing. It must be 24/7.
(Were you aware and vigilant enough to notice the clock is for “lefties”?)
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