We can’t stop bad things from happening, but we can take some steps to limit them.
How would you feel if you took out a contract for the latest iPhone, only to drop it into a puddle later that day? No doubt you would feel upset. However, you would probably feel more relieved if you took out insurance on the phone, because you would know that it would get repaired.
Does insuring your phone mean that you wanted something to happen to it? Of course not. It just means that you were prepared for the worst.
Sometimes in life it’s necessary to take steps to avoid disappointment. Here are some areas in life where this could benefit us:
Finance – Insurance comes in handy whenever you purchase something expensive. Valuable possessions, such as laptops, are a target for thieves in public areas. Insurance on your home could also save you thousands of pounds in the event of a flood.
Fraud – Safeguarding your personal details can prevent a lot of problems in the future. Those who have become a victim of fraud will tell you how difficult it is to clear your name, since chasing up authorities and providing documents can be a time-consuming process.
Security – It may not be your job to protect the country from terror attacks, but we can help the authorities by passing on information. If you are in public and you see any suspicious behaviour, you should alert security.
You should also set aside time with your family to create an emergency plan. This will help you to contact your family members and meet up in designated location in the case of a terror attack or an emergency.