Optimism BiasApril 27th, 2022
” Optimism Bias” is a deep-rooted instinctive human response. Optimism bias is an experience where individuals foolishly think that they will not become a victim even though they believe — or statistics prove — that a danger exists and it’s generally known that it could happen. These following statements are false reality statements and lead to a false sense of security; it’s just like people who live in a gated community, they believe that they are safer because of the gates when in all actuality predators know that people feel safer in these communities and leave their windows open and or their doors unlocked, this is a predators playground. “It won’t happen to me or my child or in my neighborhood”
There are millions of families whose loved ones are missing who believed the very same thing, “it could never happen to us”, yet it did. This thought process is extremely dangerous, it leads to a false sense of security for the parent and places the child in danger. What you need to understand is that predators are actively hunting for victims, just like we go to work every day so do they. These predators are cold and calculating, they use stalking and the interview process to get close to their potential victim.
You and or your child are at risk at all times. It doesn’t matter what neighborhood you live in, some attackers see multiple children as a challenge.
Once the impulse to act on the deviant sexual fantasy is determined the predator will go to great lengths to locate, assault, abduct, sell or kill their victims.
“Society wants to believe it can identify evil people or bad or harmful people, but it’s not practical. There are no stereotypes.”
– Ted Bundy
Once again, we do not aim to incite fear but rather shed light on the truth that has been deemed unspeakable: It can happen to you and being prepared can save your life one day.