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How safe do you really feel? what do you do to reassure yourself?

Updated on July 14, 2011

country vs city. . .

How safe do you feel?

With so much violence in society today, every time we turn on the tv there is yet another story of violence either in the street or inside the home....

Do you feel safe in your home, do you go out alone in the evenings.

If not what do you do to reassure yourself, what preventative methods do you use?

Is it just women that fear going out alone?

City vs Country.

i tend not to watch the news as there is far too much misery and violence, very rarely anything nice seems to happen worth publishing or so the media would have us believe.

But then again living here in Manchester, one does not have to turn on the tv, all you have to do is look through your window, you will see inebriated abusive people on a regular basis, constantly fighting and picking arguements, for what seems to be little or no reason.

I definately dont go out alone day or night, personally i just do not feel safe. The local store has been held up at gunpoint 3 times in the last 18 months, another local store was smashed into and and the cashmachine taken...yep the whole cash machine, can you believe that?

I do understand that in the current economic climate people can feel desperate as finances are so low, but it is the same for everyone,and thank God not everyone behaves in this dispicable way.. Surely having a job,being able to accomplish something is far more worthwhile that sitting on a sofa watching talk shows all day and drinking as much alcohol as is physically possible. If these people had a goal in life, then surely they would not worry about the person that inadvertently glances at them on the street.. WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT? Their mentality beggars belief..

If i really do have to go outside my home, i am fortunate, i have a car, but never drive around without all the doors being locked.. It is a shame when, because of the behaviour of a few, one feels like a prisoner in their own home.

I moved to my present address about 2 years ago and it is very different to where i use to live... Hertfordshire,where there is so much more freedom, even though i was close to London, i could walk through the park at 1.00 am with no fears and no problems,, oh how different it is here in the City... to be honest.. I can't wait to go back..

Maybe it's the country girl in my heart, but surely the violence is not necessary, and without it i may actually have enjoyed living in the city.. No.. for me .. you can keep city life.. give me back the fields, countryside and friendly faces.


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      Grace Marguerite Williams 6 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      What a thoughtful and insightful hub.