Family is everything; it is the single most important aspect of our lives right after breathing and eating according to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and it should therefore come as no surprise that we work hard towards keeping our families comfortable and secure. Comfort is quite subjective and we will cover what being comfortable entails in a different article, however being secure is not subjective nor is it debatable.
Being secure is as simple as being free from danger or threat. Bodily harm threats are the most obvious and we are wired to look out for our kids and assess whether they are playing in a safe area
Being secure is as simple as being free from danger or threat. Bodily harm threats are the most obvious and we are wired to look out for our kids and assess whether they are playing in a safe area or whether your husband or wife is safe when they are out work, however danger and threats are not always in a physical form. Subconsciously, we are always looking out for our families and doing our best to protect them from non-physical threats such as financial instability, emotional distress, lack of necessary resources and ill health as well. These are not often brought to mind when you think about the words “threat” or “danger” but, the threat of losing a job is just as “real” as a predator running towards you or your family. I’m sure we have all had that moment where you shortlist a few locations and your partner approves the state of the toilets, or that moment when you have to ask your husband whether the pool is safe for the kids.
These security requirements are true even when you are travelling. Wanting security is not something you simply turn off and as such, your family will never be able to enjoy a holiday if they are not lodged in a secure and safe place. So the next time you are booking a holiday with your family, notice how you are subconsciously looking out for things that will keep your family safe, and play into your instincts. If that toilet looks suspicious, chances are it probably is!