Fear is not something we are really born with. It is something that is developed.

A toddler crawls and climbs and falls and does this all without fear. They’re entire short lives are spent in the warmth and safety of their parents. They haven’t been exposed to anything really fearful. Or at least in a perfect world (I won’t for one second discount the circumstances in which some people are brought into this world).

As the toddler grows, they fall, they get hurt, they get scared, they get exposed to things, and reality. Fear starts to develop. As they grow, they become scared of different things and “fear” continues to grow. It’ s something that is constantly evolving. Adults are no less susceptible then a child.

Let’s take for example a roller coaster. A baby isn’t afraid. They don’t know what this is and haven’t been exposed. A younger adult will most likely be much more interested. This is a prime age to test our limits of fear. For some, a rollercoaster is a new and exciting thing. Something that they were unable to experience due to safety restrictions.. The mere fact that someone was unable to do something for so long and then is all of a sudden allowed, is thrill enough to motivate them to try it. Next an adult… for some, this thrill seeking need is long gone. We’ve had our fun… we’ re older and somewhat wiser. We’ve seen things and done things and these things have changed us. That roller coaster that used to excite us is now scary. Our bodies tense at the jolting movements that they’re no longer accustomed too. Maybe we’ve heard stories of roller coasters gone wrong. We’ve changed and we prefer to stay in the comfort and security of the ground.

In some cases, the development of fear is not as gradual. A car accident or an incident with an animal could provoke a fear. Like a switch has been flipped.

Feeling secure and being safe is the soft blanket that takes a hold of the fear and either lessens it or makes it disappear all together.

The thought or promise of being able to do something without consequence helps soften the blow of fear.

Being told there are numerous safety precautions in place to allow you to safely jump off a building and land unharmed will help set a persons mind at ease. Not everyone will take that leap off the edge of the building, but a lot will. The reassurance and the security makes them feel that it will be ok.

In a society where organizations, individuals, incidents and accidents have us constantly fearing the worst, we’re constantly looking for protection. For someone to tell us that they have numerous standards in place that will ensure our safety from puddles and ice to cars and people. A lot of the time we’re not asking for a lot. Protection over us as we walk to our car or get in and out of buildings.

Sometimes we’re asking for a bit more. Something more constant.

Having a company that thrives in all aspects from guidance over a puddle, to protection from the possible (but hopefully not probable) is something that will aid every individual with the prospect of fear. Maybe you yourself have no fear, but you want something in consideration of the people around you. Either way- Sentinel Security Plus has you covered. Don’t jump off that building alone.

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.  She currently is on maternity leave and providing daily close protection for a baby and a toddler and spending time with her husband who is a Police Officer.