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com·pla·cen·cy (k m-pl s n-s ). n. 1. A feeling of contentment or self-satisfaction, especially when coupled with an unawareness of danger, trouble, or controversy.
As I was out walking my in-laws dog this morning I began to think, “I don’t have anything with me to protect myself”. I didn’t have my keys, I didn’t have my cell phone, I didn’t have a gun, and I didn’t even have my id. Talk about stupid!
I began to realize that I appear to have become complacent in my surroundings. I live in what I believe is a nice neighborhood in a nice town but we are not void of crime. Needless to say, I couldn’t even defend myself from a wild dog much less a crazed mad man.
That got me to thinking about complacency. We need to ensure we don’t become complacent in our everyday lives. I think that is harder to do than one might think. So I think it is important to recognize when we become complacent so we get an attitude adjustment. We need to remind ourselves about the need to maintain a warrior mindset and ensure we are “in” the appropriate Cooper color code.
Another thing to think about is complacency while we clean our guns and while we train. We can’t get into a “place” where we become complacent and mishandle our gun and cause an accident. We need to constantly be mindful and try and not to let the tasks we perform become mundane. We need to keep our mind on the task at hand.
Remember, be aware of your mindset. If you find yourself becoming complacent change it! Don’t let complacency get you in trouble.