We consistently talk about the importance of safety. After all, it is a basic need, and it is something that we can take personal ownership of. While we cannot guarantee the prevention of harm in the form of violence, robbery, accidents, etc., there are definite steps we can take to protect ourselves once we acknowledge that our safety is our responsibility. So it is helpful to think of safety as an investment. Most of us are already investing in our safety!
Many of the important things we own come with locks, like our cars and houses, even our smartphones. These act as basic insurance, and the more important the object, the more we tend to insure. We insure with security cameras, high-tech locks, home and cyber security systems, and personal safety tools like the B A S U eAlarm and eAlarm+. We buy insurance for our homes, our cars, and other personal belongings in the unfortunate but possible scenario that something horrible should happen, because it is always better to be safe than sorry.
So as you can see, we make decisions to invest in what is important to us every day. And according to Maslow and his Hierarchy of Needs, safety is an absolute basic need that is essential to the individual. Therefore, any cost that goes in to protecting yourself in the case of an emergency or potentially dangerous situation is actually an investment that could greatly pay off. It is absolutely better to be safe than sorry when it comes to protecting ourselves and our loved ones from physical, emotional, and financial harm.