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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:41 PM

8. I don't fear a home invasion--but, otoh, I don't think one need fear it to wish to be prepared

I've had a burglary in the place that I live now. I was not home at the time; I believe I came home when they were still here and that caused them to flee. The neighborhood, I think, has gone downhill a bit since then, but I don't really fear a repeat of it happening.

I certainly don't live in fear, and didn't right after the incident, either. I did find, though, that my senses were heightened when a sound would wake me up in the middle of the night. So I moved a golf club from deep storage to a place of quick and easy access if need be. I think fear is too strong a word for a simple desire to be prepared or to take a small precaution. (That said, I'm sure there are some people who are inspired by fear to do such things.)

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