It’s important to feel safe. Without feeling safe, you are in a constant state of anxiety, and will never live a satisfying life. But on the other hand, there are times when you feel safe when you really shouldn’t. This is equally as dangerous.
Think of a few examples of times where you might feel secure in your surroundings or in a specific context, and you should not be feeling comfortable at all. First, you should never be complacent on the road while driving. Second, you may feel like you’re safe in a gym doing a heavy workout, but the potential for injuries quite significant.
Third, you might feel safe posting inflammatory comments online, but people have a way of finding out who you are and where you live if you push it too far. And last, you might feel safe buying discount or anonymous nutrition products online because of their advertising. It is very rarely a good idea.
On the Road
Many people feel invincible as soon as they get in their cars. You should not do this. There is always the chance that you will get in a car accident, and it’s not necessarily going to be your fault. There are other drivers on the road who don’t know what they’re doing. That is why you should always pay attention when you’re driving. Even if you are a fantastic driver, you have to have a good enough reaction time to prevent accidents caused by other people.
During Heavy Workouts
There is always the potential for injury while you are working out at a gym. Even if you think the equipment you are using is safe, and even if you have fantastic form, you need to maintain awareness of signals your body may be sending you. If you feel a strain or sprain or cramp starting up, you need to stop what you’re doing and figure out how to complete your exercise without hurting yourself.
Being Offensive Online
For as fun as it is to post anonymous, hateful comments online, you should not feel safe while doing it. You might think you’re hiding behind a profile no one can find. You might think that your offensive comments aren’t going to get traced back to you.
But there are some very smart people, and if you offend them online as you are defending your right to free speech, you may find yourself in a dangerous situation. The best thing to do is to not say anything online to someone unless you would say it to them in person.
Buying Discount or Anonymous Nutrition Products Online
Advertisers can say whatever they want. Especially when it comes to Internet promotions, you may see a deal on nutritional supplements. You might feel safe ordering these supplements because you trust the advertiser. That is a mistake. Especially with unregulated supplements, who knows what you could be paying for.