Society is changing. People are changing. The world is changing.
Change is inevitable.
How we change however, thats up to each of us as individuals.
There are movements abound these days.
Black Lives Matter. MeToo. Racism. Gender. Non Gender. Unions. Non Unions. Welfare. Wellbeing. Wellness. Culture. Education. Work Force. Humans. Non Humans. Animals. Environment. Politics. Holidays. Education. Everything.
There is almost a movement for everything. And if you can think of something that there isn’t a movement for – you better get on it quick so that you can be the face behind the movement, and not the person that thought of it five minutes later but acted on it.
Sure this may sound extreme – but when you really think about it, its not that far from the truth.
While all of these movements have their own foundations, their own beliefs and their own desires – they all have one thing in common. The desire for positive change in their direction.
And there is nothing wrong with positive change, or the desire to strive to have something to work towards. Having a goal is a very admirable and enviable trait that a person can have. Working towards it is even better.
Where we all have to take a step back however, is where we may not always agree with the common goal. Just because we don’t believe in something doesn’t mean we have to stop other people from achieving their dreams.
While society is progressing to working towards every persons hopes and dreams, this is forcing awareness. Everyone is becoming more aware of these seemingly little things that maybe never affected us, but impacted someone else so profoundly that they decided to shout it from the roof tops until someone finally listened.
At the same time, is it making us more sensitive? With each movement and each action, its affecting someone else and maybe not in the desired way. The reaction we get from the people on the opposing side is causing more controversy. The things that were never thought of or openly spoken about before, are now being blazed on billboards and every where you look almost and the people that weren’t affected, are now unwillingly involved. So yes – this can make a person or a group of people sensitive to a topic. Maybe for no other reason than the fact that they were happy going through their life blissfully unaware, uninvolved, and unbothered by something they think so little about.
To have something forced down their throat can sometimes be a hard pill to swallow.
In the security industry – this can make the job all that much tougher.
Trying to keep everyone happy at the same time, can be tremendously difficult. With so many movements, so many opinions, and so many cultures and beliefs, it forces this industry to become very aware. You have to be conscious of always stepping on someones toes.
In this industry, people look up to you and look at you as someone safe. No matter what happens or where, or to who – Security is there to protect.
Security has to take all of their own personal thoughts, beliefs, movements and dreams, and put them aside for the safety of others.
Its taking something so completely personal, and setting it aside for the sake of others. To some – its a sacrifice.
But it is done. It is done to promote peace, keep peace, instil peace. Its looking past the fine print, reading all the way through and seeing at the end of that path, the goal is for some sort of acceptance and recognition. At the end of the day, its looking for that positive change and applying it to oneself. Showing that we can put differences aside to protect you – regardless of what your hopes and dreams are. For a moment – your hopes and dreams are ours too.
To be in security is to keep people and property safe. We risk it all so you don’t have too.
Guest Blogger Rayna Davies
Rayna Davies is a graduate and practitioner of Business Management. She has developed an expertise in blogging, covering subjects like travel, world events and security. Having grown up with a father who has developed an expertise in Physical Security and Executive Protection in the RCMP and two major corporations, she has personally observed and experienced many security details. These experiences have included personally meeting HM Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and many celebrities. She presently assists Sentinel Security in Executive Protection workshops and guest blogging and also assists Gloprosec Preventative Services in Intelligence gathering and Business Administration. Her passions include World travel, having visited every continent.