A Sense of Security

My friend Emily said to me yesterday that “a false sense security is the only kind there is.”

Ditto, I would add, certainty or control.

Normally, we like to think things are more or less certain and secure. We also like to think that we can trade resources for security or control — a higher fence, another camera, a fancy diploma.

Some of those trade-offs still work, but so many don’t.

And so we’re faced with the falsehood of our sense of security, and the truth about how much security money can buy.

After two decades of mostly manufactured insecurity, it might be time to rethink what we’re seeking and how we’re going about it.