One of the reasons I started SSA was to learn. Â In fact, I would have to say that is my major purpose in myÂ endeavorÂ is to feed my greedy little mind with knowledge.
- Middle school math wasn’t that though when I was in middle school, but when I had to teach it to a bunch ofÂ greasyÂ faced kids, I learned a TON.
- Drawing a handgun and rapidly putting multiple shots on target is a simple process to me but teaching that process to some one else helps to develop understanding of ideas I didn’t even know were in play.
The examples go on and on.
This week you folks helped me to flesh out and expand my understanding of one of my topics and helped draw out an awesome point and now show topic that I knew and understood but took for granted.
- Never considered how many listeners this podcast could affect. Â Thanks to Rick and Mark for bonking me over the head with that one, and to the rest that followed up with emails.
- Perfect example of how context impacts us.
Keeping Kids Safe on the Driveway
- Thanks to Kevin for sharing his story.
- As I was typing aÂ replyÂ on FB, it hit me.
When It comes to safety, security, violence and crime prevention we may never know how successful we are at what we do.
- I talk about when, not if so that I keep it fresh that it could happen at any moment and so that I prepare
- The more I prepare, the harder target I tend to become
How many bad situations have I avoided by:
- wearing my ppe
- being aware and focused on safety issues
- following cars at a safe distance
- making sure my tires are properly inflated and in good shape
- teaching my children about safety
How many dirt bags walk on by because:
- My door is locked
- They saw me looking around at my surroundings
- I looked them in the eye
The list goes on and on.
Here is the rub:
- We prepare for when it happens
- This decreases the likely hood of it happening
- We feel like we areÂ wastingÂ our time
- We become complacent
We must need to focus on solutions that make our lives better whether it happens or not
We must be confident that our efforts are the reason it hasn’t happened yet.
We must understand that no matter how hard we train, no matter how fast and accurate we shoot, no matter what shape we are in somebody out there is dumb enough to engage us. Â Make it your mission to educate them!
I thought episode 199 might be a good time to bring up this concept. Â Thanks for bringing it to the forefront!
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