Our expert says:
Scared, I think you're talking about something a bit different from what Romany is talking about.
Whatyou're describing sounds more like a variety of anxiety disorder, perhaps phobic anxiety disorder, in which one is chroniclly anxious, with a fpocus especially on the dangers of life and the prospect of drisk around you.
Others of us have a broader concern about the very high crime rate in our country combined with a government that has consistently shown no really genuine will to do anything about it. Even city council members want private security systems and services ( paid for by us of course ). Personally, I think that should be banned - if the protection of the ordinary SAPS isn't good enough for them, then it isn't good enough for us either. Public services would be greatly better if the politicians at every level were required by law to rely solely on public services, and not allowed to use out money to buy special care for themselves.
I recognize personally Romany's concerns about crime I have been victim of significant crime 3 times in the past 2 years in my supermarket alone, let alone further criminal events outside of it. Its not easy to consider such anxieties as pathological when they're all too realistic and practical.
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