Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

The Perception of Safety -

We have a neighborhood online group, through "next door". It seems to create a lot of despair. It appeared the crime rate was rising, but actually it is the same as it has been the last five years.  We are just more connected, so hear more. It is like with the Amber Alerts.

Yesterday a woman commented that she was not happy that there is any crime where we live.  She wants zero crime.

Sitting with what that could possibly entail, I came across this quote by Anton Chekhov who lived 1860 to 1904:

"I can't accept "our nervous age" since mankind has been nervous during every age.  Whoever fears nervousness should turn into a sturgeon or smelt; if a sturgeon makes a stupid mistake, it can only be one: to end up on a hook, and then in a pan in a pastry shell."

Then, a friend sent this latest post on her blog.  It offers an enlightened view.


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