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WHAT IS PERSONAL SAFETY?
In today’s world of development, uncertainty is something which grew with an equal pace along with modernization. Everything does not occur according to our expectation. And the worst effect this can have is on our Personal Safety. In general, the sense of feeling secured from any sort of potential danger can be considered as Personal Safety. From a broader perspective, Personal Safety should be related to a state of freedom against physical, emotional or psychological incident which turns out to be an undesirable event towards any individual. Personal Safety may also refer to anything that is designed to provide a feel of safety to its possessor. The best way to define would be to quote that personal safety has no general definition rather it depends upon the situation and its various parameters. The modern definition of Personal Safety would be taking into account the way basic rights of an individual are addressed.
It does not always depend upon the reality that we see with naked eye, but also involves the mental condition of an individual. A person may not be at direct threat from anyone, but he/she still may remain in constant fear which indicates a lack of personal safety. One of the major mistakes while ensuring personal safety is to consider only strangers as someone who can commit crime whereas the reality is mostly the opposite. A common solution as we all look towards is to eliminate all possible threats towards our personal safety from society and our surrounding which is actually next to impossible.
Hence, it is better to imbibe some practices in our day-to-day life that includes self-defence training and other safety items/devices that increases our personal safety. It is actually a kind of mindset which gives birth to a set of attitudes and habits which could be used as a countermeasure while feeling unsafe. The mindset can either be acquired through experience which is the worst method or else through education or through a combination of both. Keeping updated with the latest news mostly related to one’s own surrounding areas which include home and workplace is a good practice to ensure one’s personal safety. Most people work on it only after they have once suffered through some unwanted situation. This should never be done. After all, preparation beforehand is always better than planning your reaction towards an unsafe situation while going through it.