If there’s any doubt, there’s no doubt.
Have you ever said to yourself, “I knew I never should have done that?”
Have you ever heard of the expression, “Your gut feeling?” “I had a gut feeling about that guy,” or “My gut was telling me something wasn’t right.” You can call it what you’d like, intuition, a bad vibe, the hairs on your neck, etc. I’m calling it your gut feeling. I’m about to ask you to accept another premise. And here it is: your gut feeling is never wrong, ever.
Not listening to our gut is what gets us into a lot of trouble. Reasoning is that element that allows us to talk ourselves out of listening to our gut feel- -a primal survival instinct. Stop doing that!
We are all taught not to be rude, not to hurt someone else’s feelings, that it’s wrong to make someone else feel uncomfortable. I’m not saying that these are bad things, but in the context of a potential threat or danger, then it doesn’t matter. Most of the time you’re dealing with a stranger you’ll never see again, so what does it really matter?
Understand that I’m not suggesting that you always need to be rude, get in someone’s face, or even be inconsiderate. But just remember, a bad guy (a predator) is always trying to lead you into a trap, using charm, humor, manners, intimidation, fear, trickery, or deceit and you might need to be a rude or inconsiderate if needed, to throw him off your track. Feel free to do so without hesitation. It doesn’t really matter what tools the predator uses. Your gut feel, this survival tool, is your best friend. It puts your safety and well-being above all other concerns. It will never lie to you or deceive you. Just shut up and listen to it.
It exists for one purpose and one purpose only: to keep you safe. There is no other reason for its existence.
Keep your head down and keep the faith,