Monday, March 03, 2014

How Do You Measure Security


Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” ~ Helen Keller

I guess that security in life is really a relative thing. What one person feels is security makes another person quite insecure. It might be simple locks on a door, a few dollars in your pocket or having someone in your life that gives you that sense of feeling safe.

Others may find that a gated community isolates them from any and all dangers within the fenced in property. There are so many different levels of sense that people have regarding what security is. Too much, too little; too invasive, not invasive enough. How do you truly measure it?

Traveling recently through the world's busiest airport, Atlanta Hartsfield, the varied looks and attitude of people passing through security always catches my attention. Each have their own view of the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) and the role being performed by those TSA agents.

It made me realize that security is relative to each of us in our own personal way.

Do I wonder and get frustrated at the lines? Sure.
Do I wonder if all the security measures truly make a difference? Sure.
Do I wonder if I am really that much safer? Sure.

But I also know that I can not crawl into a dark secluded room and hide from what life has for me. To know that life is full of risk and adventure is what pushes me past the wondering part when it comes to security.

You may wonder if I take too much risk.

Certainly not all, I always measure the risk value of what I am doing. I wouldn't walk into a dark alley at 2:00am by myself for obvious reasons. Yet I wouldn't miss the opportunity to travel to Sao Paulo, Brazil because some feel it is a dangerous city. There is so much to do and see in this world; the adventure can be well worth the measured risk.

So how secure do you feel in this life?

Do you feel secure in the amount of money you have?
Do you feel secure in the relationship you have?
Do you feel secure in the home you live in?

These are questions only you can answer. But you have to first feel secure in yourself before any of the other questions can be answered. In fact, many of those questions will be answered once you answer it on the inside.

Believe in yourself, be secure inside first and the rest will be answered. Stay inspired my friends.

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