COMPLACENCY.

© Mel’s Customised Candles Melbourne, Australia, 2022.

Disclaimer: As usual, what is written below is my own personal opinion, and may vary from yours. It doesn’t mean to say that either is correct or incorrect, that’s what makes us all Humans.

Everyone should take RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR ACTIONS OR INACTIONS.

Many people feel things will go how they want, and are immune to things going wrong.

In the 1970’s, I had a cousin, who was 5 months younger than me.

He would travel in the front passenger seat of his mum’s car, however, would refuse to wear his seat belt. He was 9.

We had a family event, and as they were leaving, again he was warned, but he refused.

1971

Although it has been compulsory to wear seatbelts in New South Wales since 1971, each year on average there are about 30 drivers and passengers killed and 220 injured who were not wearing available seatbelts. Many of these deaths and injuries could have been prevented if seatbelts had been used. 4 Oct 2019

The above was sourced from the Internet.

https://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/stayingsafe/vehiclesafety/seatbeltsrestraints/index.html#:~:text=Although%20it%20has%20been%20compulsory,if%20seatbelts%20had%20been%20used.

The above link is proof.

One evening, my cousins mum decided to go for a drive with the 2 boys, the other was 2 years old and followed his older brothers bad example.

My Aunt made a turn, but misjudged the corner and slammed head on into a telegraph pole (Lamp Post).

My cousin’s body went through the windscreen (Windshield), hit the pole and ended up back in his seat.

When emergency services arrived, they thought he was alive as his eyes were wide open, unfortunately, he was deceased. His neck had been broken.

His younger brother was not found until they were removing the damaged vehicle.

He spent many months in hospital.

Had my cousin been wearing his seat belt, he may have survived, and his brother may not have been in hospital for so long either.

In the past few years, there have been way too many people, being complacent with COVID, by refusing to wear their Face Mask (Correctly At Times), Checking In Everywhere, Regular Washing and Sanitising Their Hands too.

I always wear a Face Mask from the moment I leave my house, until the moment I return, except when eating or drinking, or if a customer allows me to take the mask off, or I’m alone in their home.

Wash and Sanitise my hands regularly.

I’m also double vaxxed, received my booster Friday January 21st, 2022.

As someone who grew up with a Father, who worked Security, I’m very safety and security conscious.

Way too many people don’t think when it comes to Security around their homes and motor vehicles

Another, more scary Complacency, is the number of young people who have total disregard for their safety, by meeting up with people they meet online.

I advise everyone to never meet someone for first few times, in private or alone.

Always insist on Public Locations, with Support Persons about and CCTV prevalent too.

Genuine people will agree to this and will provide photo identification upon meeting the first time.

Please remember this:

COMPLACENCY KILLS

SAFETY FIRST.

I also suggest conducting research into anybody you are chatting to online, and before meeting, have video calls.

My reason for writing this blog is to hopefully help people to stop and think, because I don’t want to see anyone hurt in any way, shape or form:

Emotionally,

Mentally,

Physically,

Or

Fatally.

I’m 57 and have been offered lifts many times, by complete strangers.

I decline, because of Safety.

However, there is a man who I have accepted lifts from, because I know where he lives.

Many people don’t know this; however, I was almost abducted Christmas Day 2021. Thankfully I escaped, but was so shaken, I forgot to remember the faces of the vehicle and possible assailants. I still have nightmares about this.

My theory was people who I knew several years ago, saw me and tried as a joke. As I have no proof of this, am unable to go further.

I know the last part is not really a part of the title, but I included it, because it still haunts me, but shows I was not complacent, instead kept my wits about myself.

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