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Fear, A Commodity

Fear sells. Fear makes money. The countless companies and consultants in the business of protecting the fearful from whatever they may fear know it only too well. The more fear, the better the sales.

The words delivered by Daniel Gardner, The Science of Fear, speaks volume. Modern day media promulgates a fear unique in itself. From break ins to murders, to assaults and dog attacks; we are force fed the nuisances of commercialism through daily rituals and information.

Now to remove my bitterness when it comes to how our capitalist society undermines the importance of disseminating positive news; it helps promote our business and our Passion for Protection. Yet, I wish there was an equivocal amount of news inspiring society as there was destroying the fabric of “togetherness.” With movements like #BlackLivesMatter utilizing social media to express independent views, mainstream media funded by “sponsors” remains the premiere catalyst to influence buyers and voters.

I challenge you, America! Although technology controls our daily lives, take the time to get to know someone “new” on a personal level. When I say new, I mean an individual outside of your immediate neighborhood. This solicitation to building new relationships, undermines the misconceptions forced upon society by major media outlets. Let’s rid ourselves of the power of fear to influence our spending, the power of forcing “U.S.” to keep up with the Joneses.

“Love thy neighbor as yourself.” (Mark 12:31)

Women Rule The World

This year has gone by crazy-fast.  Wasn’t it just yesterday that we welcomed the year 2014, yet it’s already halfway over?  Quite a few newsworthy events happened recently, putting the spotlight on women and female empowerment.  First, on May 23, our country was shocked by the actions of a young man, who will remain unnamed.  The gunman opened fire in the Delta Delta Delta sorority house at University of California, Santa Barbara killing two innocent women.  After writing a lengthy manifesto and posting misogynistic rants on his YouTube channel, he made it clear that the rejection he faced from women over the years angered him.  This man targeted women simply because they were women.

In light of the shooting there’s much controversy surrounding the winner of this year’s Miss U.S.A pageant.  Miss Nevada, Nia Sanchez, was asked why college campuses are so eager to dismiss reports of sexual assaults that occur under their watchful eye.  In response, Sanchez stated that women should learn to defend themselves. Reasonable response, right? Many people are attacking her response, however, because it is believed that we shouldn’t blame women for being assaulted, but rather make harsher laws for the perpetrators.  While both sides have excellent points, females of all ages should certainly take the initiative to protect themselves first.  There are lots of things women and girls can do to educate themselves on self-defense. While Nia Sanchez is a 4th degree Black Belt, simply learning the basics is a huge step in the right directions.Taking a self-defense class or purchasing a can of pepper spray is a great first step!  After all, women are very, very close to ruling the world.