Managing Unknown Contacts – Part 2
So we should understand that awareness is a key factor in identifying a potential problem early.
The earlier I identify a potential problem the more time I have to choose a solution.
Take for example: I’m being flagged by an unknown contact. At this point I have no clue as to whether his intentions are benign or hostile, but because I picked up on the problem early I have more time to try and manage this unknown contact.
If this unknown contact is hostile then he’s going to want to close the gap on me. Why? To take what he wants by force or threat of force. Even firearms assaults prepetrated by bad guys usually entail getting up close and personal with the victim. Criminals don’t want to get caught and generally are trying to be furtive. If the bad guy stands off at five yards and holds me at gun point, that’s going to be much more obvious to any passerby or beat cop, than if he has a pistol stuck in my gut while he hugs me close like a drunken friend.