268 - Mailbox: "...before I knew he was violent"
Managing people in the workplace and the darker side of altruism
One of my primary goals for The One in One Journal was to focus on the real and honest experiences of people and to share them in a group setting as a way of getting better insights into the subject matter of personal safety.
Analysing other people’s scenarios and decision making as well as our own, often leads to very useful questions we can ask ourselves about not only being in a position to defend ourselves physically or, like in this account, having realised there is a risk and trying to manage things so that we won’t have to.
Also, how these situations unfold on a timeline of events and decisions.
Reading and parroting government statistics, academic research or police reports will not allow us to fully understand and ultimately prepare for the emotional complexity and accompanying thought processes of defending ourselves in the real world - whatever that subjectively means to you.
It’s not just generic males in hoodies in dark alleys that may harm us but rather people we know and in very familiar settings.
Thanks to this reader for emailing and sharing this account and the photos below of a workplace situation she had.