Feel safe enough to be happier now

What matters more, being safe or feeling safe? (free public domain: clipart-people.com)

I have two security questions for you:

  • Do you feel safe?
  • Are you safe?

We tend to treat both concepts as the same, don’t we? So let me ask you this. What matters more, being safe or feeling safe?

Here’s why it matters. If you are safe, but feel unsafe, your behavior and decisions will reflect your fear, and so influence how you live.

Many security and safety measures in our society are really there to make us feel safer; they cannot guarantee our safety. And yet we behave and live as if we are safe. Rightly so.

Now, what matters more, being happy or feeling happy? That’s right! Feeling happy influences how you behave, which will make you happier. Being happy comes from feeling happy.

Believe it or not, most of the time you are safe. So drop your fear, and before you know it, you will be happy as well.

Welcome to my side of the nonsense divide.