Why I Don’t Carry Pepper Spray

My mom has literally gone blue in the face telling me to carry pepper spray with me when I’m on my little adventures. I always say I will, and I usually intend to get a bottle. But, honestly, I don’t really want to.

I don’t want to carry pepper spray and accept that this world is as dangerous as people say.

I know I’m probably being stupid. I know I’m tempting fate. I know I’m running away from reality. I know I’m looking at the world through rose-coloured glasses. I know I’m being immature.

I believe, with all my heart, that the world is good. People are good. One world. One love.

Sorry, Mom. I love you.

A very wonderful quote I deeply connected with says ‘The faults you point out in others are your own faults’…  I always, always say, ‘The world you see is a reflection of who you are’. Do you agree with me?

11 responses to “Why I Don’t Carry Pepper Spray

  1. Ah!! I wish, I can say you are right in what you are doing. I am not sure about that. However, I sincerely hope you don’t cross paths with the wrong ones in your journeys! Cheers and thanks for believing in good men 🙂

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  4. You are perfectly right about that 🙂 Traveling isn’t any different from strolling around your home town. So if you carry pepper spray in your home town, you should take it everywhere. If you don’t, don’t. The world is only as dangerous as we think it is. People who are afraid of everyplace and everybody will appear less self-confident. And confident people are – though there are exceptions – generally less prone to become victims of crimes.

    • Thank you, Anna!! I’m so glad you agree with me 🙂 I’ve always said that the world is only a reflection of who you are, and I strongly stand by it. You’re totally right… The world is only as dangerous as we think it is!!

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