Episode-681- Frank Sharpe Jr. on the Harsh Reality of a Dangerous World — 6 Comments

  1. Talking about being aware you referred to getting gas and being distracted that the awareness needs to be there I agree 110%. Maybe because I am a woman, mom past experience or just my personality I always watch what is going on around me. It drives me so CRAZY that my husband is the (surprise) exact opposite. He wouldn’t notice a building falling on him even as he was digging his way out of the rubble. I have so may times just had to pinch him to get him to look around. You know “The Look” So how do you get someone to pay attention or become aware when they are oblivious. Sometimes I really just want to set him up have someone run off with his wallet or just grab him or me just so I can say see WAKE THE HELL UP.

  2. Roundabouts,

    Glad to hear you’re eyes are open and your head is up!

    If there is one thing I have learned over the years it’s convincing stuidents spouses of anything is far above my pay grade, lol.

    However, part of what you are experiencing might have a little to do with him being male. Many mid to large size males don’t pay that much attention because they are just not statistically chosen for attack that often – even if they don’t know the stats, they just know from experience that they haven’t been attacked before in public, so it’s completely off their radar to look out for it….until the first time it happens!

    Women, on the other hand, can suffer another kind of malidy where they remain unaware because they think their personal defense is someone else’s job. (police, husband, dad, etc…)

    There are also cultural and environmental factors that can play into both.

    Then there are people like yourself who understand the reality of the world and life in \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\it.

    Most men will never understand what it’s like to be physically weaker than 50% of the population, and many will look at such concern (like yours) for personal safety as if it is somehow parinoia or ridiculous. It’s just the way it is until such men decide to look closer and try to gain some understanding and empathy. How you cause them to “see the light” is a case-by-case study…and I’m not a psychologist or relationship counselor. 😉

    • Thanks Elyas!

      I just saw Mas and Gail this week – I should be up on her podcast in the next month or two…as soon as we can get our schedules to sinc up!