Think for a bit on this: If you’re one of those people (and it’s hard not to be in today’s corporate world as well as when staying in touch with family and friends) who has their eyes glued to their smart phone everywhere they go, barely lifting their eyes to avoid crashing into doors or other people, you are helping predators ply their trade against you. It’s always easier to hunt your prey when its head is down and it’s contentedly browsing and not paying attention to anything but its own satisfaction.
There’s a simple reason: You are completely unaware of your surroundings, and have blocked out everything but what’s on that tiny little screen. You won’t see the Mutant Zombie Biker Gang Banger from China With His AK coming up behind you to introduce you to, “Peace.”
Tracking issues and the NSA aside, the technology available to us in our daily lives can literally mean the difference between life and death in certain situations, but at the same time, our national addiction to connectivity causes traffic crashes, lost conversations with someone right next to you, the inability to be aware of your surroundings, and might even be a contributing factor to the demise of serious relationships.
Read the following articles on this subject, here and here. And consider what’s going on in your own life in regards to you and your phone. Then, cross reference that with your concern with preparedness and how complete submersion in your phone could detract from that.
We are on the cusp of the American holiday season, AKA, ‘Thanksgiving and Christmas Season.’ Bad people are going to be out in force, licking their chops at all the varieties of people on the violent rape, robbery, and murder smorgasbord.
Don’t be on the menu.
Stay alert, apply what you’ve been studying and training. Whether you’re at home, visiting, or doing your daily routine, keep your head up, your eyes open, and see what might be coming at you.