All to often a violent situation is provoked by our own behaviour. By adjusting our behaviour and following some simple rules we can and will avoid violent situations.
When walking on street , sitting in a bus or jogging in park , people love music. They want to take their music everywhere so they put on a headphone connected with a walkman. Well thatís fine for us but an aggressor with violent intentions will take advantage of fact that you are not aware of your surrounding. To distinguish intentions of someone we basically rely on our eyes and ears. But if we fill our ears with music then it will be difficult , if not impossible to sense an approach from behind. Every aggressor knows this. The moment you put your walkman on , possibility of a violent attack of some sort increases by 63% according to recent investigations.
Our posture also plays a special and important role in being a possible victim or not.
People walking around with their heads down and tripping over their own feet have an increased possibility of 32% of being attacked. By walking with your head up and looking without fear
to other people you meet on your way you already eliminate attitude of prey. Just like lion can see clearly weaker individual in a herd , same way an aggressor will spot you if you have a prey attitude. Walk tall with your head up displaying self confidence and you will be a lot safer.
By paying attention to your surroundings you can avoid a lot of trouble.
It seems common sense but you would be surprised to know how many people donít pay attention to following rules.
Donít go into small alleys if you donít have to .
Donít accept an invitation by a stranger.
Trust your instincts. (it is better to make a mistake then to loose you live).
Donít pass through a group of people.
When you see a group of people occupying your side of sidewalk , cross street to pass on other side.
When choosing a position to sit down , always cover your back.