“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”- Benjamin Franklin
The word ounce means something really small – just two one-hundredths of a kilogram to be exact. So, his expression meant that, when dealing with a problem, spending a small amount of time and effort early on is a good investment. It can save you more trouble in the end. It is better to take severe precautions than to suffer severe consequences later.
Changing even just one small aspect or behavior can stack the odds in your favor; whether it’s carrying personal safety tools on you, being aware and paying close attention to your surroundings, having an exit plan, etc.
Safety IS personal.