William (aka Bill the Godfather)

William (aka Bill the Godfather)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Personal Safety: How to avoid being a victim when outside your normal environment

This is a terrific read with some very deep insights that most of us ignore out of habit.
Customs of Your Tribe
In 'Caesar and Cleopatra' George Bernard Shaw wrote: Pardon him ... he is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of nature.

It is ironic that Caesar was speaking about Britannus (a British Celt). We say ironic because:
    A) In modern times the British are considered so civilized.
    B) It is civilized, educated people who most often make    the  mistake of assuming their customs are the laws of nature.

What many people do not realize is that "When in Rome, do as the Romans" works both ways. It is as difficult to shift gears 'downward' as it is upwards -- perhaps more so. Yet you can get in a lot of trouble if you can't do this.
Read it all here.
HT: Pointedstick

1 comment:

Matushka Anna said...

Very good article. The one on dealing with zero tolerance policies at schools is also very, very goo.